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Chris and Kendra: Your MI Write Team, Part 2

February 22, 2021


Christine Pirrello has been the Professional Development and Education Manager for MI Write for the last two years.  

Christine Pirrello

What do you love about your job?
I love the opportunity to work with teachers and administrators to promote best practices and effective writing instruction strategies to improve student outcomes.

What has been the biggest obstacle in your career? 
I raised my children on my own which dictates early career choices, but I worked to find a position that challenges and motivates me.

What is your degree in?
I have a master’s degree in Education, and my bachelor’s

Parents and the Pandemic, Part 1

February 8, 2021


There isn’t a group of people who have not been affected in one way or another by the global pandemic of 2020. Last month, we introduced a few teacher friends who have been trudging through the challenges of virtual school and gave you an idea of how some teachers are faring. This month, we are looking into what it’s like to be a parent of children who have at least started the 2020-21 school year online. 

To get a general idea of how parents are feeling, we asked them the same four questions we asked teachers: What is your overall experience with school this year? What has been the best

Michelle and Evie: Your MI Write Team, Part 1

January 25, 2021


Michelle Keitz is the Business Development Manager for MI Write. In her six years with MI, she’s been in this role for the last three. 

Michelle and her family

What do you love about your job?
I love that we are able to help students improve their writing skills, which will serve them well wherever their paths may lead. If you have good written communication skills, you have unlimited potential.

What has been the biggest obstacle in your career? 
I am still not sure what I want to be when I grow up. I have been in educational sales for the past 22 years and before that, I was an ESL teacher with the

Teaching in the Pandemic, Part 1

January 11, 2021


Back in the spring of 2020, the country was singing the praises of teachers because the magnitude of their position in society was realized when schools were shut down and the responsibility of teaching was left to parents. Social media was ablaze with teacher appreciation. There was a feeling of gratitude in the air, but that swell of recognition soon fell quiet as the year went on and the promise of returning to in-person learning became increasingly unlikely for most of America. 

We wanted to check in with our teacher friends to see how they were doing. Sandy, Lulu, and Brandi are a

MI's brand new writing Tutor, perfect for anyone!

October 26, 2020


This pandemic has had a serious impact on all of us, some more than others. Many people have been laid off and looking for another job for months. High school seniors had to miss their proms and have had “drive-thru” graduations. A lot of people are very grateful to have kept their jobs, but many have been forced to create a space at home from which they can work. No matter the situation, living in a primarily virtual world means that written communication is now a high priority, and most people could use a little help with that.

That’s where we come in.

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Client of the Month Highlight: Amy Ramsburg

October 5, 2020


At MI Write, one of our favorite things is do is highlight a client and thank them for their hard work in their classrooms with MI Write. We want to show our appreciation for everything that educators do for the students in their schools, districts, and states. It is our goal to always serve the teachers who are feet on the ground in schools, working with students every day to improve understanding, skills, and scores. 

Last December, we gave a shout out to Amy Ramsburg of Wood County, West Virginia for being an advocate for our program in her classroom and her district and for the way