Sarah Dohrmann was a writer-in-residence for Teachers & Writers Collaborative for ten years before becoming education director in 2011. A prose writer, Sarah has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Award in Nonfiction Literature, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, and a Fulbright Fellowship of the Arts for Creative Writing. With photographer Tiana Markova-Gold, Sarah won the 2010 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She has written feature work, travel writing, cultural commentary, short stories and essays for Glamour, Poets & Writers, Teachers & Writers Magazine, Bad Idea (England), and The Iowa Review, among others. Sarah also teaches writing for Gotham Writers Workshop and in Special Programs at Sarah Lawrence College. She received her BA from The George Washington University and her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence.
Amy Swauger became director of T&W in 2005. Swauger was formerly executive director of the National Academy of Education and of Washington Independent Writers. Prior to that, she held a number of positions at the American Association of University Women (AAUW), including director of the Association and of the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund. Swauger has served on the boards of directors for several nonprofit organizations, including CFRE International, the credentialing board for philanthropic fundraisers, and the DC Rape Crisis Center. Swauger is an advisor to The Schimel Lode, a family foundation in Washington, DC. She has a degree in journalism and political science from The American University.
Jade Triton has worked for T&W since 1999. She previously worked in office management and commercial printing in San Francisco and New York. A photographer, printmaker, and web designer/administrator, her work has appeared in publications such as Quilting Arts Magazine, America from the Heart, and other journals in print and online, as well as various galleries and museums. She is a graduate of the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and has a degree in art studio/printmaking from University of California at Santa Barbara.