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Writing is the loneliest journey for those who choose it. But I’ve found the road more joyous and the stories richer since I started sharing them with Nancy. She is a one-woman support system that ensures your voice is immortalized on the page.
"Nancy's amazing expertise & knowledge & approach! Being able to write in class too."
"I liked the writing prompts. It made it clear that almost any situation could be adopted into a story."
“Nancy seems prepared to take on one and all, regardless of skill levels.”
"Love Nancy. She knows her stuff."
“What was most helpful was the ability to work on our own piece as an example of lessons being presented.”
"The review on the structure was helpful for me, especially since i am in the middle of a book now.”
“I was thankful that Nancy was not ever judgemental as I had experienced in college. Loved being able to write!”
“Examining narrative engines and starting points for story was the most helpful to learn and work on.”
“I am getting a better appreciation of the elements of story building.”
"Hearing how others interpreted the stories."
"The class was well designed from start to finish with each activity part of a whole."
"The small group made it easy to get a lot out of the class."
"Enjoyed being in company of other writers interested in same activity, similar goals, etc. - but mostly with a teacher working on specific skills."
“I learned a lot about editing and character development.”
"Nancy is great! She is passionate about teaching and encouraging students to write."
“The experience helps me to keep thinking and working towards my goal of writing fiction.”
“DIscussing how to be a disciplined writer helped the most.”
“I am looking for a spark. I do get that feeling from these seminars.”
“Great class. Nice way to spend the day.”
"I liked the exercises and Nancy is just great."
“I liked the creative process of putting together a story. Very fun. Plus writing outside under a shady tree!”
"I enjoyed the discussion about the stories we read."
"I liked the size of the group and your knowledge and ability to share it. Nice job, Nancy.”
"The teacher. Her dedication and enthusiasm."
“Love Nancy. She knows her stuff, is excellent!”
“The teacher, creative connection, & inspiration to write again.”
I’ve worked in education in different capacities for over 20 years. No one rivals Nancy for her brilliance and compassion. This may well stem from Nancy herself being the embodiment of educational opportunity, which transformed her life and drives her pursuit to transform the lives of vulnerable kids. She has an expert sensibility for innovation and impact, and will most certainly elevate any organization she serves.
Nancy is an extremely talented analyst, researcher, and editor. She is one of the most purpose-driven, energetic, and enthusiastic people I know. Nancy works tirelessly to support others in meeting their objectives; her contributions at Innovation Partners have been invaluable.
‘You win with people’ and Nancy gets this. We were colleagues during Knowledgeworks’ evolution. Nancy’s leadership and intellectual contributions were central to messaging a new vision for learning, and enrolling communities and leaders across the US in KW’s bold, new agenda to reimagine learning for every student. I, specifically, recall her groundbreaking work to place student voices at the center of national education policy and advocacy. Nancy is a true leader, thought partner, and tireless champion for social justice and change.
Nancy was my first boss starting my career after college. She was an amazing mentor who cared deeply for her team while staying focused on the vision of the organization. Nancy is extremely intelligent, inspiring and most importantly a good person.
Nancy helped me open the heavy door that was laden with fear and step into a new space where I could find my voice and write again.
Nancy is a consummate professional with a passion for education and social justice that undergirds everything she does. She’s creative, talented and a true deep thinker who knows how to transform great ideas into action. Nancy is also a natural leader who prioritizes creating professional and personal learning opportunities for others. I owe much of my own success in education to Nancy’s mentorship a decade ago. She is an asset to any organization or mission she serves. It was an honor and a privilege to serve along side her.
Nancy is passionate about ensuring more equitable outcomes for underserved youth. That passion, coupled with competence in creating and managing important projects that have impact, make her an effective, ethical, and hard-driving change agent.