Position: Director, Shenandoah Valley Writing Project; Lecturer
Location: 118 Bowman
Phone: (540) 303-6994
B.A. Shepherd University; M.Ed. Shenandoah University, D.A. Murray State University
Fields of Expertise:
The teaching of writing; Composition Studies; English Pedagogy; writing to learn; literacy
National Board Certified Teacher of Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts
High School English teacher 1978-2016
2016 Golden Gavel Award for Excellence in Teaching
2013 Shenandoah University Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
2012 Shenandoah University Inspiring Educator Alumni Recognition
Top 25 High School Teacher Blogs of 2012
2011-16 Jim Porterfield Endowed English Chair, John Handley High School
2010 Commissioner for the NEA Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching
2003 Teacher Leader Fellow for the Southeastern Center for Teaching Quality
2001 Frederick County Teacher of the Year
Virginia Department of Education Database of Exemplary Teachers
Tedrow, M. K. (2022). Building Community in an Asynchronous Write-to-Learn Course. Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, 11(1), 7.
Tedrow, M.K. (2020) Do the verb. Become the noun: Writing towards a new identity. Inquiry, 23(1), n1.
Tedrow, Mary. Write, Think, Learn: Tapping the Power of Daily Student Writing Across the Content Areas.
MiddleWeb/Routledge: August 2017.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better. –Samuel Beckett
I am the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of nine. All family members live in the locality.