Meet the Program Planners

TCW Co-Chairs and Advisors

  • Alison Hitch, University of Mississippi, symposium co-chair
  • Amber Nichols-Buckley, University of Mississippi, symposium co-chair
  • Ellen Shelton, University of Mississippi, symposium advisor 
  • Glenn Schove, University of Mississippi, symposium advisor
  • Joanne Mitchell, University of Mississippi, symposium advisor
  • Stephen Monroe, University of Mississippi, symposium advisor

TCW Planning Team

  • Sheronda Gipson, Rust College
  • Liz Egan, Millsaps College
  • Ashley Fortner, Oxford High School
  • Brandi Pillow, Pillow Academy
  • Heather Freel, St. Benedict, Memphis
  • Sydney McGaha, Strayhorn High School
  • April Holifield-Scott, Senatobia Schools
  • Mary Ann Parker, University of North Alabama
  • Jacki Barnett, Lewisburg High School
  • Heather Sowell, DeSoto County Schools, Teacher Academy
  • Gennella Graham, Oxford High School
  • Angie Griffin, University of Mississippi Writing Project
  • Stephanie Daniel, Hinds Community College
  • Paige Whitten, Oxford High School
  • Chelsea Pace, Harrison County Schools
  • Anna Begnaud, Itawamba Community College
  • Gabby Vogt, Oxford Middle School
  • Amber King, University of Mississippi
  • Jeanine Rauch, University of Mississippi, Writing Center
  • Victoria Brown, University of Mississippi
  • Jacob Justice, University of Mississippi

Interested in Joining the Planning Team? Email us at

The planning team advises and reviews TCW symposium plans mostly via email; sometimes via 1-2 zoom meetings per year. We welcome any TCW participants to join the planning team. We try to have a wide range of perspectives from different institutions and grade levels.