At Whitesburg High School in Whitesburg, English teacher Rebecca Howard Coleman integrates technology into her classroom to enhance student learning. Mrs. Coleman is a member of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, a national association of teachers who provide each other with information and support. Through the network's BreadNet program, Mrs. Coleman enables her students to exchange their writing with students of other Bread Loaf teachers via the Internet, so that they can discuss the writing process, compose papers, and serve as peer responders. She also promotes leadership and character among her students as sponsor of the Beta Club. As Region Eight writing coordinator, Mrs. Coleman has worked with regional writing consultants to provide portfolio training to fellow teachers. She has participated in professional development seminars not only in the U.S., but in Oxford, England as well.
1992 Pikeville College, B.A.