Our Story

Roberta and Patrice co-authored Grammar Gallery, an innovative, web-based English language development program for K-12 English learners and students reading below grade level. They also are co-authors of Carousel of IDEAS for K-5 students and Champion of IDEAS for students in grades 6-12. 

Through the publication of articles and instructional materials as well as teacher training workshops, The Teacher Writing Center strives to serve as the bridge between linguists and practitioners and help translate theory into practical teaching strategies.  

Roberta holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and social sciences (1975) and a master’s degree in education (1985) from California State University, San Bernardino. She earned her doctorate in education (1989) from the Claremont Graduate University in California. Patrice earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from The George Washington University (1992) in Washington, D.C. and was awarded a master of arts in TESOL degree (1998) from the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. 
The Teacher Writing Center co-founders Roberta Stathis, Ph.D. and Patrice Gotsch, M.A.T. have been partners in the development of educational materials for more than 20 years. Click here for their full publication list. These two educators have unique backgrounds that combine teaching with writing and publishing. Their special focus on the needs of English language learners and their teachers has resulted in the publication of premier English language development programs and materials. 
Roberta Stathis, Ph.D.
Patrice Gotsch, M.A.T.
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