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USAICoE Writing Program Resources

Meet the Team

    Monique Harris – Writing Program Coordinator

I am a former 96B Intelligence Analyst with the US Army. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Wayland Baptist University. Prior to joining the USAICoE Writing Program, I spent 13 years as a background investigator for the Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency and four years of education service with the Sierra Vista Unified School District. I taught English at the secondary level, and I have experience in military report and technical writing.  I also facilitated learning through an online education platform through the state of Arizona. I have a beautiful family that keeps me busy. We love to spend our time traveling for soccer, swimming, and playing board games.


   Jody Pecena- Tutor

Prior to joining the USAICoE Writing Program team as a tutor, I was a Special Education teacher for 13 years. I have experience teaching all subjects in grade levels ranging from K-12. For the past six years, I was fortunate enough to co-teach English Language Arts for a  combination of general education, Special Education, and English Language Learner populations. I am grateful to have experienced the world of education as a teacher in a variety of states including, NY, HI, GA, SC and AZ. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Special Education from Marist College in New York. I received my first Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Marist College. Additionally, I earned a Master of Arts in School Administration and Leadership from Gardner-Webb University and a certificate in Online Learning from Post University. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading and cooking.   



     Summer Stuart- Tutor

Before tutoring for with USAICoE Writing Program team, I was a copy editor for the Learning Innovations Branch, a training instructor at the Training Support Center, and a training and development specialist at Black Tower. I am prior service and was a 37F, Psychological Operations Specialist, and a 15W, Unmanned Aerial System Operator. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Telecommunications and Arizona Department of Education certifications in Adult Education and Subject Matter Expert in Communications. I enjoy being home, reading, and yoga.


     Christina McAllister Smith- Tutor

I am excited to join the USAICoE Writing Program team! Prior to this tutoring position, I published a community magazine that delivered to over 3400 homes in the Payson, Arizona area. I have also published multiple journals and workbooks, as well as edited and written several books. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Political Science and my master’s degree in Business Administration. My teaching experience includes coaching clients on writing their own books and substitute teaching in Payson schools. I enjoy helping others, especially when it comes to writing. I am a proud Army wife and Navy mom and treasure family time, whether that means binge-watching Netflix or exploring some place new.