WPWP teacher-leader Val Piccini will be leading two cohorts of practitioners, grades 3-8 through Writing with Influence, August 1-3, and 4-5, 2016 at the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit. The subtitle of the workshop is as follows: Maneuvering Across the Landscape of PA Core Writing–Narrative, Information, and Opinion/Argument Utilizing Mentor Texts. For more information, go to
Valerie Piccini currently works as a certified reading specialist in the Franklin Regional School District. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Duquesne University and her Master’s degree in Reading with Disabilities from Wilmington University. Valerie has also studied with Lucy Calkins at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, New York City.