Interviewer: What is your name?
Andrea: Andrea Woudenberg-Harvey
Interviewer: What is your position at CSA Education?
Andrea: Senior Editor
Interviewer: What does that position entail?
Andrea: I oversee projects, create and edit materials, manage freelance writers and editors, and liaise with clients. My job is to solve problems for both my clients and my freelancers!
Interviewer: How did you become a part of CSA?
Andrea: I worked for CSA as a freelancer on a few projects before officially joining the team. I had a very positive experience with everyone I had interacted with at CSA as a freelancer, so I didn’t hesitate to apply when I saw the job posting!
Interviewer: What is the best part of your job?
Andrea: It’s fulfilling, knowing that I’m contributing to the education of students worldwide every single day. And, after spending so many years at a huge publishing company, it’s wonderful to be part of a small, dynamic, and passionate team that makes education goals a reality.
Interviewer: What do you wish people knew about your work at CSA?
Andrea: I’m new to CSA but hit the ground running! While I have experience with both print and digital products, educational technology really gets my creative juices flowing. I especially love working with elementary ELA, English language learners, and reading intervention.
Interviewer: What do you wish schools focused on more in terms of education and why?
Andrea: I think that social and emotional learning is critically important for a wide variety of students. I would love to see more schools investing in the emotional well-being of their students, in and out of the class. Being a kid is hard, especially if role models to demonstrate and guide emotional growth and maturity are lacking. Creating a sense of community and belonging drives motivation and ownership of goals and empowers students to succeed.
Interviewer: What are three interesting facts about you?
Andrea: I’m a classically trained violinist and once performed in Oslo for the Queen of Norway! I was additionally fortunate to live in Japan for two years and had a variety of adventures there, including performing Japanese folk music on live TV. (See my bio for that story!) Another interesting fact is that I was born on Friday the 13th. However, my dad found a four-leaf clover on the same day, so thankfully my luck balanced out.
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