Benelli Writing Center

About the BWC

BWC Mission Statement

The Peter J. Benelli Writing Center seeks to foster a cross-curricular, whole-school approach to writing as a process and strives to celebrate the endeavor for all students.

The Peter J. Benelli Writing Center (BWC), established in September 2011, seeks to foster a cross-curricular, whole-school approach to writing as a process and strives to celebrate the endeavor for all students. One of the common refrains from Thayer graduates following graduation is an appreciation of how well they were taught to write - be it for college courses or careers later on in life. The Writing Center is a place that augments the tremendous teaching that already occurs in the classroom - where students can collaborate on writing projects or seek help with any part of the writing process. Dedicated BWC Fellows are trained to assist student writers at all stages of the process, and across all disciplines, for any project (literary essays, poetry, non-fiction, fiction, history research papers, college essays, lab reports, contest entries, etc.).


In 1958, Peter Benelli started teaching English at Thayer, and in 1967, he became headmaster. During his 33 years at Thayer, Mr. Benelli was esteemed for his writing skills because of the many letters and notes he wrote to former students and their families. It is therefore more than fitting that Mr. Benelli's legacy at Thayer Academy should be the Writing Center - dedicated to the craft in which he has taken such a keen interest.

BWC Staff & Fellows

BWC Fellows

2016-17 Benelli Writing Center Fellows


Seniors
Brianna Cedrone
Aliyah George
Marisa Goolgasian
Erin Haley
Ari He
Peyton Lessard
Kristen Mashikian
Jordan Mello-Klein
Clara Quillen
Annie Rozewski
Oscar Wahlberg

Juniors
Sydney Currie
Andy Goffin
Bennet Hulverson
Rachel Kraan
Hanna Stern
Kelsey Sullivan
Marianna Tsoumbanos

Faculty
Janet Langer, Director
Karen Jersild, Writing Center Coordinator

Writing Center Contact Info
Janet Langer

Writing Center Director / Upper School Librarian

781.664.2305
jlanger@thayer.org

Karen Jersild

Writing Center Coordinator / History Teacher

781.664.2345
kjersild@thayer.org


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