Meet the CSA Team: Andrea Woudenberg-Harvey

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Interviewer: What is your name?

Andrea: Andrea Woudenberg-Harvey

Interviewer: What is your position at CSA Education?

Andrea: Executive Editor of ELA and SEL

Interviewer: What does that position entail?

Andrea: I oversee K–12 ELA and SEL 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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