The WC@ MG supports student writing and development under the leadership of Jessica Dils and Kaatje White through the Williams Fellows Program. We look forward to having Williams students serve each year as writing coaches and student mentors in middle and high school English and academic support classrooms. In addition, Fellows are now recruited to assist in other subject areas as we have expanded our reach to include select language, math, history, math, art and music classrooms, which varies in any given school year. Mt. Greylock teachers utilize their Williams Fellows in a variety of ways to better reach the needs of individual and small groups within their classrooms.
Our mission is to support writers through one-one-one dialogue that promotes improvement through revision-based writing.
Writing Fellows are selected because of their commitment to education, their experience as strong writers and their desire to serve as teaching coaches to the students at Mt. Greylock. Student Support Fellows also serve as role models and exhibit a desire to work with students who face academic, behavioral and/or cognitive challenges.
Williams Fellows grow as mentors and teachers while students at Mt. Greylock grow as writers, critical thinkers, and advocates for their own learning.
While the program coordinators and faculty oversee these initiatives, it is the Fellows who give it the energy, enthusiasm and the consistency it requires. Our goal is that the Williams Fellows grow as mentors and teachers while the students at Mt. Greylock grow as writers, critical thinkers and advocates for their own learning.
Interested in becoming a Williams Fellow? Email email@example.com for more information. Fellows are paid on an hourly basis and commit to working 3 to 4 hours weekly throughout the academic school year.
Writing Fellows assist students with their writing through various stages of revision with the guidance of Mt. Greylock teachers during weekly visits to individual English and select history classrooms. In addition, some Fellows offer high school students writing critique remotely via Google Docs. This opportunity gives Williams students a chance to contribute to the dynamics of a middle or high school class, gaining valuable, hands-on, classroom and critiquing experience.
In 2016-17 our Writing Fellows work in collaboration with the following classroom teachers:
Liza Barrett (middle school English)
Blair Dils (high school English)
Sharyn Dupee (midde school English)
Matt Fisher (high school English)
Kellie Houle (high school English)
Rebecca Tucker-Smith (high school English)
Peter Neimeyer (high school newspaper class)
Student Support Fellows
Student Support Fellows work in academic support, life skills, and special needs classrooms with middle and high school students who benefit from extra assistance beyond the traditional classroom. The Student Support Fellows serve as role models and coaches to enhance student skills and confidence across the curriculum through one-on-one or small group engagement. This position allows Williams students interested in working in the field of special education valuable, hands-on experience with individual students. Our Student Support Fellows work in collaboration with the following classroom teachers:
Rachel Slocik (high school academic support and life skills classes)
Homework Fellows are Williams students who are available afterschool at Mt. Greylock on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:30-4 PM. Assistance is available in all subject areas and with special skill development. MG students must sign-up in advance with program coordinator Marty Walter or ask their classroom teacher.
The Afterschool Homework Fellows Program operates in the MG middle school wing; high schoolers are also welcome.
Note: High school tutoring is also available at Williams on Tuesday evenings. Please contact your guidance counselor for more information about accessing the Tuesday evening program.