Having taught creative writing in two high-performing arts high schools for almost 30 years, with an average of ten visiting writers (poets, fiction writers, and creative non-fiction writer) visiting my class each year, I have tried and observed myriad approaches to helping students not only craft the best work they can but to learn to trust themselves as writers. I have also observed approaches to managing a multi-disciplinary arts program that have and have not been successful for students, teachers, and the school community. If you are designing a program, or if your existing program is in need of a fresh set of experienced eyes to help you refine or overhaul it, I would be glad to help.