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A Loss in the Writing Community

David Price, a fifth grade teacher with a passion for the teaching of writing, passed away this past week. I heard the news via an e-mail from the TCRWP. I was shocked since I had just passed David in the halls at T.C. last month.

I had the pleasure of spending a week sitting across from David during the Summer of 2007 when we were both enrolled at the TCRWP Reading Institute (in an advanced section with Kylene Beers). His enthusiasm for the teaching of literacy was both admirable and infectious. Incoming classes of children at his school in Pennsylvania will be at a loss for they will not have the opportunity to be inspired this great teacher.

Click here to read David’s Obituary.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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  1. I too received the e-mail about David. I was fortunate enough to be in the same advanced section as him last summer at the summer institute. This truly is a loss in the reading and writing community as his love for teaching children was always extremely clear when speaking with him.


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