I’ve been teaching the primary grades for 30 years. I have been teaching kindergarten for the last 19 years, the previous 9 in an All Day Tuition based program at Rollan Melton Elementary School in Reno, Nevada. I have a Master’s of Education in Elementary Education. I have my National Board Certification in early Childhood Education. I renewed my NBC in 2011. I was the co-director of the Northern Nevada Writing Project for 5 years. I coordinated the Pinon Poetry Festival in Reno for 6 years. I coordinated the “6 by 6 Traits Guide for Little Writers.” The “6 by 6 Guide” plus many other lessons I have written can be found on WritingFix.com. I have been the Reno Gazette Journal’s Best in Education Kindergarten Teacher. In 2008-9, I was part of the NELIP Writing Consortium teaching from Lucy Calkins’ program, “Units of Study.” To access only my online work specifically about Writer's Workshop for Kindergartners go to: http://writingfix.com/workshop/JodieB.html.