Started in 2012, the program includes 10-15 West Morris Mendham High School students each year and is conducted over the summer at Morris Hills Center in Morristown, NJ.
Started in 2014, the program includes approximately 10 Mother Seton Regional High School students and is conducted during the spring at Sunrise Senior Living in Westfield, NJ.
Piloted in Summer 2015, the program has now become an integrated part of the curriculum of the AP English Language class for the Fall. Approximately 15 students are participating and plan to host the seniors at the Fountain Hills H.S. for the Closing in December.
Dawn grew up in Minnesota and began her English teaching career there after graduating from St. Cloud State University. She and her family relocated to Arizona in 1986, where she began teaching in Fountain Hills. When Fountain Hills HS opened in 1992, Dawn came on board and has been teaching there since. She has been the Program Advisor for the Storied Lives program since May 2015.