San Jose Almaden | 06/17/2019-06/28/2019
1150 Rajkovich Way, San Jose, CA 95120
06/17/2019 – 06/28/2019 (M-F, 9am – 3pm)
Supervised play available 8am-9am and 3pm-6pm for an additional charge.
Adventures in Writing Camp is excited to return to Williams Elementary this summer with all new curriculum! This location will have first grade, elementary, and middle school programs! Our team of credentialed teachers, musicians and college students is ready to help new campers build confidence and fall in love with writing, and help returning campers continue to develop as writers!
As a note, we group campers by grade level. If your child is attending with a friend and they are entering the same grade, they will be grouped together.
MEET THE TEAM
Danielle ("Danni") Strand, Site Administrator
“Diction Danni” has returned! This will be Danni's third season at Adventures in Writing Camp, and second as Site Administrator! For the first eight years of her career, Danni taught high school English. For her second act, she's developed her own private tutoring practice. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature at UC Santa Cruz and her master’s in education and English teaching credential at Stanford University. Danni just looooves words, wordplay, and all sorts of stories. She is excited to help campers find the stories inside them and get zany with words! *Pictured: Diction Danni makes it home to her favorite shelf of books (seen in background) after climbing through a mudslide -- nothing stops her!
Jeannie (Jeanne-Marie) Miller, Writing Ranger
Jeannie is an elementary school teacher from San Jose. She enjoys singing, reading and of course writing! She believes in the importance of making learning fun and exiting for all students!
She earned her BA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz and MA in Education from San Jose State University.
Grace Trout, Entertainment Ranger
Hello! My name is Goofy Grace!I have been working at Adventures in Writing Camp since 2015. I come back every summer because AIW has an awesome team! I love to create a safe and fun learning environment for each student. I think it is so important to encourage kids, and remind them that they are special. Fun Facts: I love gummy bears and roller skating!
Jesus Gonzalo Rivera Solano, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Hello, my name is Jesus Gonzalo Rivera Solano, or Jesus Rivera for short.
I am an undocumented student at De Anza College. I am majoring in English, History, and ESL for Education. I am also a Undocumented educator and peer advisor on campus.
I have previously had the awesome chance to work for the East Side Unified School District as a tutor for high school juniors and seniors. My mother runs a daycare which provided me with the skills to accommodate with every child's need and learning methods.
I wish to be the kind of teacher students can talk to their friends and parents about. I strongly believe any child regardless of their background, can become the next big author.
Linda Poteat, eBook Ranger
Linda has been an educator for 14 years. She loves teaching and inspiring her students. Her favorite subject to teach is Language Arts. Linda recently became an Apple teacher and enjoys using technology in the classroom. She is looking forward to a fun summer teaching at Adventures in Writing Camp.