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Tara Mennitt, Testing and Writing Lab Coordinator

Welcome to Ms. Mennitt's Webpage!

My name is Tara Mennitt.  This is my seventh year of teaching and eleventh in education.  This will be my third year at Washburn High School and my second as the Writing Lab/Testing Coordinator.


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Washburn Writing Lab

Located in the Orange Lab (Media Center)


Students working on a writing assignment (including college application essays, scholarships, or job application essays/responses) can access Washburn’s Writing Lab in the Media Center’s Orange Lab.

Services offered:

·     Pre-writing techniques & brainstorming

·     Organizing rough drafts

·     Editing & revising

·     Work on citations, references, and bibliography pages

·     Polishing final drafts to turn in


How to Access the Writing Lab:

·     Drop-in the Writing Orange Lab between 8:00-8:30

·     Drop-in the Writing Orange Lab after-school

·     Come to the Media Center during LUNCH (with a pass) during any of the three lunches.

·     Schedule an appointment with Ms. Mennitt via email or using the Help Request under the Students tab on the Washburn website.



A little bit about me:

I received my undergraduate degree from Clemson University in history.  After spending two years in AmeriCorps*NCCC, I moved to Vermont to work at a wilderness program for at-risk youth for 3 years.  I attended the University of Vermont to get my teaching license and Master's degree.  After moving to Minnesota, I attended the University of St. Thomas to get my license in Special Education.  I am currently at the University of St. Thomas receiving my doctorate in leadership.

I enjoy learning and think that being a student is one of life's greatest pleasures.

Feel Free to Contact Me with any questions, concerning or comments:

(612) 668-3509 (voice mail & direct)

or (email)