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Nancy Cason

Nancy Carson earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education with majors in Spanish and English form the University of Missouri, Columbia. She received her Master’s in Teaching from Webster University. Nancy began teaching in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, Missouri. After three years, she took time out to raise her children. However, through volunteer work, she remained actively involved in the education process. In 1981 she returned to teaching at the Hixon Middle School and Webster Groves High School. She taught Spanish, journalism, and creative writing. She serves as the director of the writing project. She has introduced the action research project to organizations such as the NCTE, the National Staff Development Council, and the Missouri teachers in Washington, University City, Kirkwood, Valley Park, and at Webster University.

Nancy has co-authored several articles, including “Improving Writing of At-Risk Students with a Focus on African-American Males: A Collaborative Action Research Project,” in Breadloaf News (Carson, Tabscott, and Krater-Thomas 1991). Two of her lessons appeared in Hear You, Hear Me! (Webster Groves Writing Project 1992).


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