Sandra Worsham

Speaking/Consultation Areas: Writing Instruction; Improving Writing Test Scores Without Sacrificing Creativity; Ways to Teach Reading; Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Social Skills through "The Helping Circle"; Demonstration Writing Workshops

Presentation Style: Well-prepared; friendly; down-to-earth but inspiring; immediately useful applications.

Sandra Worsham has been teaching writing for 30 years and has recently retired. In 1982, she was named Georgia's Teacher of the Year. In 1992, she won the Milken National Educator Award; in 1999, she was chosen for the Georgia Teacher Hall of Fame; and in 2000, she was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

A writer herself, Sandra has published ten short stories and won a state grant to write a novel. In 1999, she edited a book written by her students entitled Everybody Has a Story to Tell: Stories from Flannery O'Connor's Milledgeville. She has also written articles for the English Journal, including "Making Winners of the No-Win Track". In June, 2006, Sandra received a Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Literature from Bennington College.

She has delivered over 100 workshops throughout the United States.