Interviewer: What is your name?
Liz: Liz Howe
Interviewer: What is your position at CSA?
Liz: Project Manager
Interviewer: What does that position entail?
Liz: As a Project Manager, I’m responsible for coordinating all the moving pieces of a project, including project start-up, client and internal staff communication, deadlines, and exchange of materials. I’m also responsible for monitoring project budgets and tracking all project information.
Interviewer: How did you become a part of CSA?
Liz: I previously worked for other companies in the educational publishing world in the curriculum development field. I was looking for something that would allow me to shift to more of a managerial position. That was when I found CSA!
Interviewer: What is the best part of your job?
Liz: All of the client requests I receive are unique in their own way. There is always an influx of different projects coming my way.
Interviewer: What do you wish people knew about your work at CSA?
Liz: I wish people knew more about the “behind the scenes” work that comes with developing curriculum. It is truly a team effort to create effective, engaging, developmentally appropriate curriculum that aligns to standards/frameworks. Each project team member brings their strengths together to work like a “well-oiled machine.”
Interviewer: What do you wish schools focused on more in terms of education and why?
Liz: As a former teacher, I would say number one is history, especially things that are sometimes considered more sensitive subjects. I feel it is important to include them. Social Studies programs have been making some headway on that recently, but there is still room for improvement. Additionally, anything with financial literacy, such as how to manage money, buy a house, or save for retirement.
Interviewer: What are three interesting facts about you?
Liz: One thing people always think is strange about me is that I don’t like chocolate… not even the smell of it! I love couponing and bargain shopping, and I also enjoy watching crime shows and documentaries.
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