Teresa Scollon is the teacher and co-director of Front Street Writers. In this capacity, Teresa co-teaches with the Writer-in-Residence and provides a bridge between the two partnering organizations, the National Writers Series and Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District. Teresa is a poet, essayist, and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. She is the former writer-in-residence at Interlochen Arts Academy and Front Street Writers, and is the first teacher for the Front Street Writers program at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District. She is author of two poetry collections: To Embroider the Ground with Prayer, from Wayne State University Press, and the chapbook Friday Nights the Whole Town Goes to the Basketball Game from Michigan Writers Cooperative Press. Scollon is an editor, educator, and a consultant in organization development. Alumna and former writer-in-residence at Interlochen Arts Academy, she is a member of the Michigan Writers collective, and the founder of a writing workshop for area veterans.