Creating a Community of Writers!

We are dedicated to student success. Writing is a critical skill that will be important to all students throughout their school career and after. NDA has a Writing Specialist, offers monthly grade level parent/student packets, writing sessions, and contests to promote a love of writing and confidence at all grade levels.

Tara Decker, Writing Specialist

Tara is eager to work with NDA families and staff to help create a comprehensive writing program.  Writing has been a focus and a passion of hers throughout her 15 year teaching career.  She has experience at all grade levels and is looking forward to providing writing opportunities and oversight for all ages.


Writing Resources


Monthly writing newsletters

Please contact your teacher for "The Weekly Writer" and featured lessons.



  • See your teacher

recommended writing curriculum

  • Daily: 6-Trait Writing

  • IEW

  • Logic of English

  • Step Up to Writing

  • Write Right