Scott Jarvie is co-director of the San Jose Area Writing Project. An assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State, Scott currently teaches English Education courses for undergraduate English majors and graduate students pursuing a teaching credential. Scott joined the faculty at SJSU after receiving his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education at Michigan State University, where he helped with the Red Cedar Writing Project. Prior to graduate study, Scott taught high school literature and creative writing courses in the Rio Grande Valley and in the city of Chicago.
Year 1 instructor Jane Gilmore is an Associate Director of the San Jose Area Writing Project. She is a teacher with over a dozen years of experience in both the classroom and leading professional development for teachers. She has a Masters in education and two teaching credentials (in English and Social Studies) from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Certificate in Novel Writing from Stanford University Continuing Studies. Aside from working on her own manuscripts, Jane’s favorite endeavor is supporting students in developing their own novels and creative talents. More likely than not, your students have played her original creative writing games at a Saturday Seminar, and she looks forward to helping nourish and flourish the careers of some of our brightest young writers.
Keysone Manithep is an Associate Director of the San Jose Area Writing Project. She has taught Writing Workshop and Creative Writing during the summer through SJAWP and has led workshops and seminars for teacher sat San Jose State University. Currently, she teaches 4th grade at Millbrook Elementary School and this marks her 18th year. She received her MA in Education as part of the LACES (Literacy Across the Curriculum for an Equitable Society) Program at San Jose State University along with a Reading Specialist credential. She earned a teaching credential from San Francisco State University and BA in Anthropology from U.C. Santa Cruz. Keysone loves helping students find their writing voices and meaningful stories from their own lives.