The teachers of Writers Matter and the schools that they work in are an integral part of the Writers Matter. Without their hard work and dedication, this program couldn’t achieve most of its’ success. Below are a few of them that have shared their stories, as well as some information on their schools.


Dianna Newton is an eighth-grade teacher at Friends Select Middle School in Center City Philadelphia, a private institution that stresses equal opportunity and strong parental involvement for all of its students. To read more about Dianna’s work and Friends Select, click here.


Steve Clark is a teacher at the Vincentian Academy of De Paul Catholic School in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The unique scheduling at the De Paul allows Steve to focus the majority of his time working with his students to develop their writing skills. click here to read more.


Erin Bloom is a 6th Grade Literacy teacher at Wagner Middle School in Philadelphia. Through her teaching, Ms. Bloom strives to instill a lifelong passion for learning, creativity, and scholarship in each of her students. The Writers Matter program is a perfect fit with Ms. Bloom's educational philosophy, Read more about Ms. Bloom and her class at