Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools
Including Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble CountiesRegional Director:
Registration is open to the first 20 schools that register. Register for one District event only.
Western District 1
Western District 2
Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Western Ohio Regional Tournament at
Emmanuel Christian Academy
Jonathan Alder JHS
Southeastern Local Schools
South Vienna MS
4 positions available
Ascension Catholic School
St. Charles Borromeo
Valley View JH
Van Buren MS
West Carrollton MS
5 positions available
Paula is a classroom teacher at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic School in Gahanna. She is currently teaching 6th and 7th grade social studies, but previously spent 20 years teaching 6th grade ELA.
Paula began her association with Power of the Pen 20 years ago as a team coach, a role that that still brings joy and excitement. She also has worked as a computer tabulator for many years at tournaments throughout the state as well as performing in that capacity at several state tournaments.
Other school responsibilities include being the coordinator for the school spelling bee and coaching students for the school speech competition.
Paula earned Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations and Masters in Education degrees from Ohio State University.
Paula is affiliated with People to People International Travel, and has spent the last fourteen years introducing students to foreign cultures all over the world. She also enjoys watching sports, sewing, cooking, photography, and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband, Bill, in Hebron, Ohio.