Writing Center Staff

Meet the Coordinators

Maggie Shea

Maggie Shea taught English at Minnetonka High School and has worked as a freelance writer. Her work has been published in regional and national magazines and in the Star Tribune. She earned her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison and her Masters in English Education from the University of Minnesota; she is currently working on her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Hamline University.

Krista Hitchcock has worked with young writers in a number of capacities. She began her career teaching English in Edina schools, where she was also a fellow in the Minnesota Writing Project. Since then, she has coached students one on one on the ACT and academic writing and is excited to bring these experiences to the Minnetonka Writing Center. She earned her undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and her Masters in English Education from the University of St. Thomas.

Student Writing Coaches

Twenty-two teacher-nominated student coaches in grades 10-12 have completed a semester-long course in writing and tutoring. Student coaches work in the Writing Center before and after school, conferencing with students and managing the front desk. They also go into classes to work on writing projects, mentor middle school students, help with enrichment events, and play leading roles in our annual spring celebration of writing, Off the Page. Visit the Writing Center to view profiles of our current student coaches!

Writing Center staff and student associates view themselves as writing coaches: we provide individualized guidance and strategies for writers as they work on academic papers, college essays, or personal writing.

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