Here's a bit more on Johnson. (again...from NWP's website)
When Julie Johnson, an elementary school teacher with fifteen years of experience, made the decision to participate in the Columbus Area Writing Project in 2007, high on her list of goals was a desire to turn her students into enthusiastic writers. But there was a problem.
How many teachers feel that writing instruction is their weakest area? What is it about writing and teaching writing that is so daunting?