Bill KistWriting Ourselves is a community of high school and middle school English teachers and college English instructors from seven northeastern Ohio school districts and Kent State University and The University of Akron.  Funded by a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, our goal is to increase the dialogue, both on the local and national levels, about bridging the gap between the writing of high school students and first-year college students. Read what the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation had to say about Writing Ourselves in their Spring, 2017 newsletter!


This website includes helpful documents for teachers of writing as well as best practice videos uploaded from the teachers themselves.  We are Writing Ourselves!


Contributors to this website

Aurora High School

Barberton High School

Chagrin Falls High School

Kent Roosevelt High School

Manchester High School

Nordonia High School

Nordonia Middle School

Stow-Munroe Falls High School

Tallmadge High School

Tallmadge Middle School

Kent State University English Department

The University of Akron English Department

Orange High School

Writing Ourselves Staff