Dr. Fran Simone
Elementary Secondary Education
Ph.D. Duke University, 1974
M.Ed. University of Florida, 1967
Education and Linguistics
B.A. Queens College of CUNY, 1964
Professor (1988 – Present)
Elementary and Secondary Education and Director of CWVWP
Marshall University Graduate College
South Charleston, WV
Assistant Professor (1988 – 1982)
Department of English
West Virginia Institute of Technology
Director (1981 – 1982)
Basic Skills Center
Buies Creek, NC
Adjunct - Department of English (1980 – 1981)
Buies Creek, N.C.
Professional Development (1979-1980)
Fayette County School System
Assistant Professor (1975 – 1979)
West Virginia College of Graduate Studies
Adjunct - Dept. of Education (1974 – 1975)
University of Florida - Tampa and St. Petersburg campus.
Instructor - Academic Skills Center (1973 – 1974)
North Carolina Central University
Simone, F. “Cottage Tourist Industry: Must-sees in the Cotswolds and Yorkshire,” Sunday Gazette-Mail, April 19, 2001.
Simone, F. “Encountering Natalie: Five Days with a Writing Guru.” Voices of the National Writing Project (NWP), Spring, 1999.
Simone, F. “The Not-So-Big Jump from Teaching to Politicking.” Voices of the NWP, Fall, 1996.
Simone, F. & Paul Epstein. “Taking Murray Personally.” Voices of the NWP, Fall, 1996.
Simone, F. "Wrestling with an Alien Craft." The Quarterly of the NWP, 17, 2, pp. 1‑2, 29.
Simone, F. “Think Like a Mountain.” Traditions. Volume Four, 1996.
Simone, F. Think Fresh and Climb Inside. Writer's Haven News, summer, 1995.
Simone, F. "There's No Substitute: We Learn to Teach Writing by Writing," West Virginia English Journal, spring, 1994.
Simone, F. and Manarino, P. "The Writing/Reading Connection: A Closer Look, "The Oklahoma Reader, winter, 1984.
“Writing from the Marrow: a workshop on writing and healing.” National Council of Teachers of English, spring conference, Portland, Oregon, March, 2002.
“Writing from the Marrow: a workshop on writing and healing,” WV Reading Association annual conference, December 15, 200l.
“A Tool Box for Expository Writing.” WV Teachers of English as a Second Language Conference, spring, 1999.
“Teachers’ Perspectives on Project Outreach.” Rural Sites Network Retreat of the National Writing Project, spring, 1999.
“Early Brain Development & Literacy.” Staff development for Kanawha County Public Library, spring, 1999.
“Teacher Research: Developing a Sharper Image of Practice Through Three Lenses." Global Conversations on Language & Literacy Conference, University of Heidelberg, Germany, August, 1996.
"Writing to Learn: Connecting Teachers, Students, and Content." West Virginia English Language Arts Council Annual Conference, April, 1996.
"Literature Circles: Making Them Happen." At the National Council of Teachers of English, Spring Conference, March, 1996.
Comprehensive School Reform grant from WV Department of Education in collaboration with Nicholas County School System, West Virginia. 1999-2000..
Project Outreach grant from National Writing Project, DeWitt Wallace ‑ Reader's Digest Fund, 1996‑1999.
Grants from WV Department of Education for statewide West Virginia Writing Project network. Initial grant 1986‑87; refunded each year to present.
Grants from National Writing Project from 1992‑93; refunded each year to present. In 2002-03 grant to restructured Central West Virginia Writing Project.
WV Humanities Council. Mini grant, 1994.
|Service Related Activities|
Board Member, WV Humanities Council, appointed, spring 2002
Writing Across the Curriculum, Marshall University cohort
Graduate Program Committee, 1998-2002
Reviewer for English Education and Journal of Assembly for Expanded Perspectives in Learning, National Council of Teachers of English refereed journals.
|Professional Activities and Awards|
Consultant, Buffalo Elementary School, professional development activities, 2001-2002
WV Facilitator for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Reviewer for English Education, journal of the Conference on English Education, National Council of Teachers of English, 1995 to present.
Grant reviewer for National Writing Project federal grant awards at University of California at Berkeley, February, 1994.
Visiting Scholar, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh, spring semester, 1993.
Esteemed Colleague Award, West Virginia English Language Arts Council, April, 1989.
National Council of Teachers of English, Task Force for Dissemination of Teacher Preparation Guidelines, 1986‑87.
National Council of Teachers of English, Judge for Achievement Awards in Writing, 1984-95.
West Virginia English/Language Arts Council, Executive Committee Member, 1984 to present.
West Virginia Young Writers Contest and Awards, Steering Committee Chair, 1985 to present.