Alice Greiner founded The Write Tools, LLC in 2006, after over a decade of providng educational consulting in writing and literacy instruction.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Alice attended University of Illinois on a full academic scholarship. After two years there, she transferred to the University of Denver where she received her undergraduate degree in Secondary English Education. She earned her Master’s degree in middle school education from the University of Northern Colorado.
Because students in Alice’s classroom consistently outperformed their grade level peers on writing assessments, her district invited her to share her teaching methods with others. In 1994, she began offering workshops on reading and writing while still teaching full time.
As neighboring school districts discovered what Alice had to share, they started sending their teachers to these workshops. Soon these schools began to see gains on their state assessments, and The Denver Post ran an article focusing on the gains one local school had experienced.
Alice gradually reduced her contract with her own district, so she was available to consult with districts across the country. Since 2001, she has been a full-time educational consultant. As demand increased, she carefully mentored a cadre of extremely experienced, professional educators who are now part of her consulting group. In 2006, Alice developed The Write Tools Training Materials and officially launched The Write Tools, LLC.
In 2012, Alice, and her colleague, Carolyn Simmons, recognized the widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards. Realizing that The Write Tools strategies already addressed these new standards, they updated the materials and training to better align with the standards, and published comprehensive training materials that address the three CCSS text types: Informational/Explanatory, Opinion/Argumentation, and Narrative: Real and Imagined.