Great Valley Writing Project Staff

Carol Minner photoCarol 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 DBH317
Turlock, CA 95382
Voice mail: (209) 484-1528
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Stephanie Paterson photoStephanie Paterson


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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Oddmund Myhre photoOddmund Myhre

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


Brandy De AlbaBrandy De Alba

Associate Director

Brandy oversees GVWP partnership programs with Migrant Education and coordinates PD throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. She is currently a Program Specialist at McKinley Elementary in Stockton Unified School District. 

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Chris CodonChris 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 KingMelissa King

Community Funded 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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Kathy Harvey photoKathy Harvey

Stockton Saturday Seminar Coordinator

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



Maria Shreve photoMaria Shreve

Digital Newsletter Editor

Maria edits the GWVP Digital newsletter.




Veronica PulidoNo photo

Student Assistant

College of Education, DBH317
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: (209-667-3490