Danville | 07/08/2019-07/19/2019
300 Quinterra Lane, Danville, CA 94526
07/08/2019 – 07/19/2019 (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 Montair 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!
MEET THE TEAM
Rasheedah Jones, Site Administrator
"Rashida Jones, the actress from Parks and Rec?"
Nope, sorry, wrong Rasheedah Jones! I know, I know, what a shame, but I promise you she's a whole lot cooler!
When she's not jumping out of planes, climbing mountains, watching baseball, playing soccer, or traveling around the world, she is shaping and inspiring the young minds of 4th and 5th graders. Rasheedah is going on to her fourth year of teaching a 4/5 combo class in the New Haven School District. She received her BA in Liberal Studies, Teaching Credential, Masters in Curriculum, and Masters in Reading & Language from Cal State East Bay. And that's not all, she is putting her Curriculum Masters to use, and is currently writing a Social Emotional Learning curriculum for upper grade students! Wooooo that's a lot! This will be Rasheedah's first year at AIW as a Site Administrator, and writing teacher, in hopes to many more years sharing her love of writing and teaching to students.
PS. Her favorite spirit day at school is mismatch day ...*hence the photo*
Sunny Dawn Shiner, Writing Ranger
Sunny has been a proud parent and educator for over 12 years! When she was in school her favorite thing to do was writing! She was in Book Club and now even enjoys blogging. Sunny and her oldest teenage daughter enjoy reading each other's published stories. Her youngest daughter is 2 years old and is learning to love books like the rest of the family. Sunny is so excited to be a part of leading Albany Adventures in Writing Camp and she can't wait to see the campers' amazing ideas! When she is not spending time writing or engaging in education, Sunny loves snowboarding in the winter and camping in the summer. Sunny's favorite place to camp is near the Redwoods and she can't wait to meet the campers this summer!
Fordy Shoor, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Fordy is excited to bring another summer of shenanigans back to AIW camp. He is a double English degree holder, with a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.A. from CSU East Bay. He works as an academic coach at the College Link Program with adult students on the ASD spectrum, and as an Extended Daycare Assistant at Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley. As a writer, he finds the small stuff most challenging, such as the finding the right word and drafting (I mean revising. No, changing. Actually, I meant drafting. Yes, that's it! Drafting); his interests lie in short fiction, poetry, and essays. He has facilitated writing workshops and acted as an editor on literary magazines. In his free time, Fordy adores being with his cats, his bass guitars, friends, garden, kitchen, concerts and books. He's passionate about both creative writing and literacy, and proud to be contributing to the summer retention rate for young learners.
Jennifer Susic, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Jennifer had a terrific experience as an Adventure Guide last summer, so she’s thrilled to be back again! She just graduated San Francisco State University in the fall, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Drama. So, as a writer herself, knows how important and rewarding the art of storytelling is. Jennifer can’t wait to share her knowledge and excitement this summer again!