Since 2001 the Live Oak Writing Project (LOWP) has been a collaborative program of The University of Southern Mississippi on the Coast and Mississippi coastal schools. Its purpose is to help teachers improve as writers and effective teachers of writing.
The project provides a model for ongoing professional development that builds independent local programs. Since writing is a skill that is complex, the project models research-based strategies to help students grow as readers, writers, and learners. Programs cross all grade levels and all disciplines.
The Live Oak Writing Project is located on the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast interim campus location at the Gulf Coast Student Service Center in Gulfport in North Complex B. Contact us at 228.214.3233 or 228.214.3288. LOWP may also be reached by fax (228.214.3242).
J. Elaine White, Ph.D., Director of Live Oak Writing Project
Catherine Tibbs, M.Ed., Co-Director of Inservice
Amy Everhart, Co-Director of Summer Insititute
Amanda Conde, Co-Director of Summer Institute
Joan Cockrell, Senior Administrative Specialist