Faye Peitzman, Ph.D., Director
After five years of full-time teaching and part-time studying in New York, in 1980 Faye Peitzman joined the UCLA faculty. During her years at UCLA, she has taught writing to undergraduates, English methods and language acquisition to pre-service secondary candidates and guided first-year teachers in the writing of their masters inquiry. The majority of her work, however, revolves around the UCLA Writing Project where she delights in collaborating with practicing K-University teachers, together figuring out how to best reach the unique and various students in everyone’s classroom. From the beginning of her teaching, Faye has focused on English learners. In 1991 she initiated the With Different Eyes Conference, offered annually the first Saturday in November, and co-authored and co-edited the text with the same name. Over the past several years, Faye has focused on sharing strategies for engaging students in “high-stakes, low-stakes everyday writing.” Amazing what happens when students engage in this ritual and routine!
Mark Anthony Moreno, Program Coordinator
Mark Anthony was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He received a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. His interests range from grassroots community movements to cooperative efforts on the international stage. He seeks to help implement social justice-based curriculum for underrepresented students by supporting the professional development of teachers and plans to attend graduate school in the near future.