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Sandra Worsham (GA '92)


At the time of the Award, Sandra Worsham was:

Baldwin High School
Milledgeville, GA

Subject(s) taught: English/Language Arts
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Sandra Worsham retired in 1999 after 30 years of teaching high school English and writing. Her book, Recipes for Teaching Writing, a book for educators on teaching writing that has been used in college-level classes, was published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in 2001. As a former teacher of language arts for ninth through twelfth graders—including "at-risk" students—at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Worsham created the Celebration of Writing Program, an annual writing event held throughout the county of Baldwin. Worsham also founded the Rain Dance Review, a school literary magazine. In 1994, Worsham received a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation "Celebration of Teachers" grant, the funds from which she used to connect her ninth graders with graduate students at Cardinal Stritch College in Wisconsin. In 2001, Worsham was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. In 2002, she received the Governors Award in the Humanities from the Georgia Humanities Council. In June 2006, Worsham earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing and literature from Bennington College. She is currently working on her own fiction and has completed a memoir of her 30 years of teaching writing. She continues to give workshops in teaching writing.

Additional Information


2006 M.F.A., Bennington College

1974 Georgia College - Milledgeville, B.A.

At-risk Students, Community Involvement, Community Service, English/Language Arts, Language Arts, Remediation, Self-esteem, Writing