Appleseed Writing Project

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Karol Dehr, Director

Image of Karol DehrAs a continuing lecturer in IPFW's Department of English and Linguistics, Karol Dehr teaches First Year Composition and Expository Writing. She earned her B.A. in English (1982), her B.S. in Secondary Education with an English major (1982), and her M.A.T. with English Major (1985) all from IPFW. She is the Associate Director of Writing and is currently serving as the Interim Director of Writing (July - Dec. 2011). Not only has she been the AWP Site Director since 2004, she also in the English Department Representative for IPFW's Dual Credit Collegiate Connection Program.

Cheu-jey Lee, Director

Cheu-jey Profile

Cheu-jey Lee has been the Director of Appleseed Writing Project since 2014. He is an associate professor in the College of Education and Public Policy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He received his Ph.D. in Language Education from Indiana University-Bloomington. He teaches literacy/language arts methods courses in the elementary education program. His research focuses on literacy education (especially critical literacy), philosophy of educational research, and educational inquiry methodology. 


Terry Springer, Director and Summer Institute Coordinator

Terry Springer has been a co-director of Appleseed Writing Project and a facilitator for the Invitational Summer Institutes since 2003. She retired from the faculty of Northrop High School in Fort Wayne, IN, in 2012 after 36 years of teaching. Terry taught grades 9 through 12, helped to develop an honors English program, and served as English Department Chair for eleven years. Because of her love of writing, Terry created an elective course in creative writing that offers students opportunity to write in different genres, and she revived Northrop’s literary and fine arts publication to provide a venue for student writing and art. Currently Terry is a limited term lecturer at IPFW in English and Education. Terry enjoys working with future teachers as they discover the power and joy of writing. 

Amy McCorkle, Technology Liaison

Amy McCorkle, Instructional Coach at Northrop High School in Fort Wayne, IN, was a part of the summer institute in 2008 and has enjoyed assisting as a Teacher Consultant since that time, offering workshops and teacher guidance in Google Documents and other Web 2.0 technologies. As an educator, she always enjoyed incorporating technology into her classroom. She believes that technology is especially helpful for the at-risk student, increasing engagement and making it possible to differentiate instruction as needed.  Amy was named co-liaison for technology for Appleseed Writing Project in 2010.

Melissa Hirsch, Technology Liaison