Meet Sara Glennon

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Education

  • M.A. English Literature, Boston University
  • B.A. English, Minor: History,  Hartwick College           


Teaching Experience

  • “Demo Disabilities,” funded by the U.S. Department of Education
  • “Best Practices for Teaching Writing for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD,” subject matter expert/designer of online training module (March 2007).
    • project included a literature review, content modules, and summary and review activities.
  • "Effective Methods and Innovative Strategies for Writing Instruction,"Online Course (July 2001& Spring 2002).
    • designed and taught 3-week online course for a group of international educators.
    • worked as the subject matter expert in a redesign and update of the course and its website in 2005.
  • "Instruction in Writing," Landmark College Paraeducator Workshop (Summer 2003 & Fall 2003)
    • designed and taught 5-6 session workshops for public school paraeducators, based on Springfield, VT district standards for writing instruction.
    • created materials and lesson plans that could be passed on for use by other instructors.


Professional Presentations & Publications

  • "Neurodiversity in the College Writing Classroom," Two Year College English Association, Northeast Annual Conference (Portland, ME - November 2011).
  • "From Dynamic to Deep Attention: Lessons from Working with College Students with AD/HD,"co-presenter, session on the Impact of Internet Technology on Student Attention and Learning, Conference on College Composition and Communication (Atlanta, GA - April 2011).
  • The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing, Third Edition, contributing editor (2010).
  • "Dynamic Classrooms for Dynamic Learners:  Guiding the Potential of Students with ADHD," co-presenter, workshop at Conference on College Composition and Communication (New Orleans, LA - April 2008).
  • Invisible Papers:  Invisible Challenges
  • "Challenges of Teaching Writing to Students with Executive Function and Written-Output Difficulties," co-presenter, Conference on College Composition and Communication (Chicago, IL - March 2006).
  • Effective Methods and Innovative Strategies for Writing Instruction
  • Week-long workshop presented to visiting educators at Landmark College (Summers 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2003).
  • Making Portfolios Meaningful for Students, High School and Colleges.
  • New England Regional Meeting of the College Board, panel participant (February 2001).
    • spoke about a portfolio approach to the admissions process and how this was particularly appropriate for students with learning disabilities.
  • The Impact of Learning Differences on Writing and Practical Classroom Strategies
  • "LD and AD/HD: What Service Providers and Instructors Need to Know," workshop presenter, Landmark College (1999).
  • Teaching Writing to College Students with Learning Disabilities and AD/HD
  • Presentation to 50-60 college-level educators from the capital region at George Washington University (Washington, D.C. -  October 1999).


Roles at Landmark

  • Associate Professor of English
    • EN1011: College Composition and Rhetoric
    • EN1015: ADHD and Writing Theory
    • EN2031: Advanced Composition: Interpreting Popular Culture
    • EN2601: Irish Literature (study abroad)
  • Faculty Senate Chair (2010-2012)


Academic Interests

  • ADHD and Writing
  • College Reading Skills
  • Students’ Attitudes and Apprehensions about Writing
  • Teaching Academic Writing
  • Teaching Writing in Hybrid/Online Settings
  • Study Abroad


Professional Organizations

  • Trustee, Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT
  • Member, NCTE
  • Member, CCCC
  • Member, TYCA
  • Staff Member, New England Youth Theater


Other Interests

  • Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Travel