I’m delighted to announce that Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture continue to support the Stories Unlocked Project, featuring stories and poems by students incarcerated in King County.

In the College of Education at Seattle University, my students are pre-service and in-service k-12 teachers.  I’m moved and impressed each year by their dedication to serving young people.

My child development class helps teachers learn about developmentally appropriate instruction with a literacy focus.

My literature class helps teachers learn how to use children’s literature across the curriculum to support literacy and content-area learning.

My writing seminar focuses on how to teach writing in k-12 classrooms.

My current research explores using picture books and the visual arts to build literacy with at-risk and incarcerated young adults. If you would like me to present at a conference or school, please feel free to contact me. I love working with learners of all ages.

Guerra, S. (2018). Young Adult Fiction for At-Risk Teens. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Washington State Literacy Association, Everett, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2015). Using Picture Books to Engage At-Risk Teen Writers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of ILA, St. Louis, Missouri.

Guerra, S. (2015). Panel: From Critique to Collaboration. SCBWI Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013). Panel: Editing and Revising Your Writing. Burlington Public Library, Burlington, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013) Panel: Staying Sane in the Digital Age. Northwest Literary Festival, Kirkland, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013). Building Literacy with At-Risk Teens. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Guerra, S. (2012). Using Urban Fiction to Engage At-Risk and Incarcerated Youth in Literacy Instruction, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (55)5, p 385-394.

Guerra, S. (2010). Reaching Out to At-Risk Teens: Building Literacy with Incarcerated Youth, PNLA Quarterly, 74:5.

Guerra, S. (2010). Teaching with Urban Fiction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of WORD, Redmond, WA.

Guerra, S. (2010). The Transformative Potential of Young Adult Urban Fiction for Incarcerated Youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of WLA/PNLA, Victoria, Canada.