Cynthia C. SnowDirector of the Writing Center
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Other Degrees & CredentialsMA Liberal Studies, West Virginia University
BA U.S. History, Wheaton College
Areas of ExpertiseWriting, Editing, Grant Writing, Program Management, Study Skills
Cindy began her teaching career with Learning Skills, Inc., a company that sent her for 2-6-week stints to colleges and schools to teach writing, reading, and effective study techniques. She’d received a K-8 teaching certificate as part of her BA from Wheaton College. Years later, with assistantships in Spanish and Women’s Studies, Cindy earned her MA from West Virginia University and then taught in adult education and at local colleges.
Cindy’s path hasn't been linear. She’s done her share of stuffing envelopes; she’s advocated for pregnant and parenting teens, and she’s been involved in peace and community development work, volunteering as a media contact for Witness for Peace, then working in Nicaragua with the United Methodist Church. She’s taken care of elderly relatives, raised two children, and was elected to a school committee. She spent a number of years as an editor and program manager, working with Massachusetts charter school teachers and leaders to document and share promising practices in education.
Active in the writing community, Cindy’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart, and her essays and poems have been published in Peace Review, Massachusetts Review, Worcester Review, Paths of Learning, and elsewhere. She manages an annual writing contest and has served as a mentor to young poets.
Cindy believes in a process approach to both teaching and writing, and she enjoys being part of a collaborative learning community. She shares a home in Western Massachusetts with her two children, multiple pets, and the potter Stephen Earp. She enjoys yoga, singing, reading, and walking outdoors.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. —Martin Luther King Jr.