Hey, WriteShop friends,
It’s 2022 and change is in the air—both for me and for WriteShop!
Yes, after 21 years of serving homeschooling families through WriteShop, the time has come to retire.
Most of you know the story of how WriteShop was born in my family room in September 1997, when my friend Debbie Oldar and I set out to teach a writing class to a group of homeschool middle schoolers. Back then, I couldn’t begin to dream of what WriteShop would become! Yet here we are, a thriving publishing company that meets homeschoolers’ needs each year with high-quality writing curriculum.
I’m feeling all the feels: eager anticipation to join my husband in retirement, excitement for all this next chapter holds (more time for grandkids, travel, and hobbies), and sadness that the day has come to say goodbye to the company I founded—and to all of you: the best customers ever.
While this signals the end of a season for me, it heralds a bright new future for WriteShop. I am grateful and incredibly proud to announce that WriteShop has joined the Demme Learning family of curriculum, which also includes Analytical Grammar, Spelling You See, and their flagship Math-U-See product line. Demme Learning has been developing and publishing curriculum for more than 30 years. I especially love that they’re a family-owned and -operated business with a heart to empower parents and teachers to help students become lifelong learners. I’ve found my people!
Change can be hard, can’t it? But as I pass the WriteShop baton to the Demme team, I want to assure you that you’re in the very best hands. Not only is our writing curriculum a perfect fit for their all-star product line, but you’ll continue receiving the best customer support you’ve come to expect from WriteShop. I’m happy to leave you in good hands with a company that’s on your side and here to help.
Whether you’re new to WriteShop or a longtime user, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship and loyalty. I’ve loved the personal connection with so many of you and hope this isn’t a forever goodbye. My email is kimkautzer @ gmail.com. Please say hello now and then!
With much love and appreciation,
Demme Learning is so excited to join with WriteShop and we are grateful for Kim and the many years of hard work and dedication she has poured into this amazing curriculum. Please join us in wishing her all the best in her retirement. If you would like to send her a personal note of gratitude, we know she would love to hear from you.
Starting January 3rd, 2022, all WriteShop orders and inquiries will be handled by Demme Learning. Just like WriteShop, the keystone of Demme Learning is excellent customer service. You will never be alone on your educational journey when using a curriculum from Demme Learning, whether it’s contacting the Customer Service team directly, reading informative blog posts, or accessing the support center.
Demme Learning customer service can be reached Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–6:00 pm ET.