Area 3 Writing Project

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Karen Smith
Director, Area 3 Writing Project

Karen Smith is  director of the Area 3 Writing Project (A3WP). She has been involved with A3WP leadership since 1991 and has served as director since 2005. An elementary teacher since 1984, Karen also teaches elementary science (part-time) in Roseville, California.


  • M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, California State University, Sacramento, 1993
  • Multiple Subject Credential, California State University, Chico, 1983
  • B.A,. Liberal Studies (Minor in Spanish), California State University, Chico, 1982