Leadership Team Information
Pat Scanlan, Director, is an associate professor in the Reading Education Department at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa and has been a teacher educator on three different campuses in the Midwest since 1988. A good friend once shared the following advice, "It's what you learn after you know it all that really counts." This wisdom is fitting and she and her husband, Mike, parent their two teen-aged sons and their dog, Rikki, a bassett-yellow lab mix. Pat assumed her new role as director of the Fox Valley Writing Project in Fall 2007.
Lisa Weiss has worked in the Oshkosh Area School District for the past 12 years, teaching in a variety of settings and grade levels. She has been a classroom teacher, a Reading Specialist, and most recently, a Literacy Coach. It was her literacy coaching position that brought her back to the FVWP. Ten years ago, she took the summer institute to gain knowledge for herself as a novice teacher, but last summer she returned for the purpose of gaining ideas in order to assist her colleagues in their content areas. She looks forward to extending the work of the project by offering classes through UWO.