Jane Gilmore is a writer and Program Director of the San Jose Area Writing Project who is in charge of all SJAWP Professional Development Programs for teachers out of San Jose State University. She also directs the Teen Writers Institute and directs the Teen Novel Writing Program at SJSU. Jane is an educator with almost twenty years experience in the classroom who specializes in leading professional development around the teaching of writing. She currently teaches at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California, which is ranked the 11th top school in the state of California and number 101 nationally. 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. Jane is currently polishing her manuscript, The Weeks List, and will soon be querying agents. Aside from working on her own manuscripts Jane’s favorite endeavor is supporting students in developing their own novels and creative talents.
The San Jose Area Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project and leads programs for students and teachers of grades K-12. SJAWP's most popular programs include a Super Saturday Series for teachers and students, The Writing Workshop, The Teen Writers Institute, and an Invitational Summer Institute for Teachers. SJAWP is excited to launch a Certificate in Novel Writing, the first program of its kind in the nation geared toward teenage novelists.
For more information about class offerings visit www.sjawp.org.