Gale Dickau retired from teaching in June, 2017, after 49 years at Bristol Central. In August, 2017, Mrs. Dickau became director and writer in residence of The Writing Initiative at Bristol Central High School, a five year commitment to a private foundation funded by a former student, Adrian Wojnarowski, who is also the Senior NBA analyst at ESPN. The mission of TWI is to enhance the art of writing across the curriculum.
Mrs. Dickau has conducted the following:
-Provided a myriad of cultural experiences that inspire good writing: theater performances; museum visits; writing workshops; writing contests; merit scholarships; guest speakers - journalists, creative writers and artists; lectures by celebrated, world renowned authorities in every walk of life. A teacher’s dream.
-Provided complimentary one-on-one consultations to seniors on their college essays.
-Worked with staff on implementation of writing in their curriculum, particularly in areas of study not traditionally involved in the writing process.