Great Valley Writing Project Staff

Suzanne Houlden

 Suzanne Houlden               

 Administrative Assistant  

Suzanne is serving as Administrative Support Assistant since October 2012.  Previously, Suzanne served on the CSU Stanislaus campus in the University Budget Office and in Student Affairs, and has several years of experience in the corporate world with FedEx and AutoZone headquarters in Tennessee.

College of Education DBH318
Turlock, CA 95382                                                 

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Carol Minner

Carol has served as director since July 2001. Previously, Carol served as professional development coordinator for GVWP in Stockton and has been a Teacher Consultant for CWP since 1983.

College of Education DBH318
Turlock, CA 95382
Voice mail: (209) 484-1528
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Dr. Stephanie Paterson

Stephanie Paterson

Associate Director
Stephanie is a Professor of English who teaches courses in Rhetoric and Teaching Writing M.A. concentration. She leads teacher research work at GVWP.

English Department
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: (209) 667-3968
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Juliet Wahleithner

Associate Director, Publications & Advocacy Coordinator
As the publications coordinator, Juliet produces the Great Valley Writing Project newsletter and press releases. This tri-annual newsletter provides Teacher Consultants with an opportunity to stay connected to the writing project. Teacher Consultants are welcome to submit articles for future editions of In Print.

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Oddmund MyhreOddmund Myhre

Interim Dean of College of Education

Dr. Myhre is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Great Valley Writing Project.

College of Education
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: (209) 667-3652





Anne Weisenberg

 Anne Weisenberg

Assistant Professor

Anne serves as the liaison between the CSU Stanislaus College of Education and the Great Valley Writing Project.

Teacher Education                                                                   Turlock, CA 95382                                                                Phone: (209)667-3474                                                      Email Anne






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Brandy De Alba

Stockton Professional Development & Partnership Coordinator
Brandy coordinates the professional development programs for Stockton. She teaches at Roosevelt Elementary School in Stockton Unified School District.

Roosevelt Elementary School
776 S. Broadway Ave.
Stockton, CA 95205
Phone: (209) 933-7275
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Chris Condon

English Language Programs and Evaluation Coordinator
Chris advises EL program design and evaluation methods. He is a school psychologist for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

San Joaquin Co. Office of Education
PO Box 213030
Stockton, CA 95213
Phone: (209) 468-4800
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Melissa King

Technology Programs Coordinator
Melissa coordinates professional development for educators and summer youth programs with an emphasis on using technology to improve writing.

Phone: (209) 838-2115
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Theresa Gill

Turlock Saturday Seminar Coordinator
Theresa coordinates the Turlock Saturday Seminars at CSU Stanislaus.

Whitmore Charter School
P.O. Box 307
Ceres, CA 95307
Phone: (209) 538-0158

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Kathy HarveyKathy Harvey

Stockton Saturday Seminar Coordinator

Kathy coordinates the Stockton Saturday Seminars at CSU Stanislaus. She recently retired from Woodward Elementary School.






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Deanne Andrade

Young Writers Symposium Coordinator
Deanne coordinates events for students and parents including the Young Writers Symposium and Family Literacy Nights.

Jefferson Elementary School District
1219 Whispering Wind Dr.
Tracy, CA 95377
Phone: (209) 836-4531
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Alyssa Coelho Alyssa Coelho

Student Intern
Alyssa is the student intern for the writing project. She is a biology major and is planning to graduate in the Fall of 2014 

Writing Project, DBH321
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: (209) 667-3490


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Maria Shreve

Digital Newsletter Editor
Maria edits the GWVP Digital newsletter.