Welcome to the Washburn Writing Center
How to Use the Writing Center:
Schedule 1:1 or small group appointments with Ms. Mennitt (click here),
Meet with Ms. Mennitt in an academic class during writing work time with teacher permission,
Connect online via Google Docs, email, or the help request form, and
browse the available resources on this website.
Students request appointments using the Writing Center Help Request form.
Ms. Mennitt will reply to the student via Google Calendar invite with an appointment time. Students can check their Google Calendar or their email to receive notice. Please accept or deny the Calendar invite.
Pre-writing techniques and brainstorming
Organizing and outlining rough drafts
Proofreading for grammar and mechanics
Editing form and style
Work on citations, references, and bibliography/works cited pages
Polishing final drafts to turn in
General academic support, including organization and time management
College/Scholarship Application Essay workshops & appointments
ACT Writing Test support
This is Ms. Mennitt's seventh year at Washburn High School. She is a licensed Special Education teacher (ASD) and Social Studies teacher.
After growing up in New Jersey, she attended Clemson University (BA History) and graduated in 2004. Go Tigers! After 2 years in AmeriCorps*NCCC participating in service projects with Habitat for Humanity (Portland, OR), the Cumberland Trail Conference (Chattanooga, TN), the Flagstaff Arboretum (Flagstaff, AZ), and FEMA Disaster Relief (Gulf Coast, MS & LA) she moved to Vermont to work with at-risk youth at a wilderness therapeutic school. This career move led to a Masters in Teaching at the University of Vermont (2010) before moving to Minnesota and starting work at FAIR School Downtown. Ms. Mennitt concurrently started taking Special Education courses at the University of St. Thomas, ultimately deciding to get her Doctorate in Leadership, graduating in May 2019.
Ms. Mennitt lives in the Standish neighborhood with her family. She enjoys reading, writing, and running.