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Mary Adler

Mary Adler spent nine years researching and writing Writers at Play. She discovered that the balance of choice and structure-what one student called "focused freedom"-was the key to adolescents' success. During her career, Mary has consistently tried to bring her passion for fiction and teaching together. A former middle school teacher and a National Writing Project fellow, she holds an M.A. in creative writing as well as a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. She is currently an associate...See more