Dr. John Collins, Founder & Managing Director

Dr. John CollinsThe founder and managing director of Collins Education Associates (CEA), Dr. Collins is is a recognized expert in the teaching of writing and has dedicated his career to improving K-12 students’ thinking and writing skills. He is the creator of the highly successful Collins Writing Program and the author of numerous publications including his widely used book The Collins Writing Program: Improving Student Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum. The Collins Writing Program is used in thousands of classrooms by millions of students throughout the United States and internationally.

For more than thirty years, Dr. Collins has been providing teacher training and consulting services to schools. John is a master trainer with an unrelenting passion and enthusiasm for improving student achievement through writing. This passion shines through in all his workshops and professional coaching.

CEA, has conducted more than 15,000 professional development workshops and has worked with school districts of every type and size. The National Council of Teachers of English has highlighted exemplary districts that use Dr. Collins research-based techniques for special recognition.

Dr. Collins received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College, Master of Education from Boston University, and Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts. He has taught from the elementary to the graduate level. Most recently, John has been a regular keynote speaker at the prestigious Harvard Principal’s Center.