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Andrea Woudenberg-Harvey

Executive Editor, ELA and SEL

Pronouns: she/her

 

As CSA Education’s Executive Editor of ELA and SEL, Andrea is responsible for overseeing, developing, and editing K–12 ELA and SEL projects. She supervises the day-to-day management of projects, including managing internal staff and independent contractors, and provides quality materials that are accurate, consistent, and adhere to client-specified rules and guidelines.

After working as an Associate Editor for an educational publisher, Andrea spent a year teaching English to children in Japan. Upon her return to Chicago, she counseled prospective students in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification courses and worked independently as a Content Strategist. Andrea’s career led her back to educational publishing where she worked as a writer, editor, and editorial manager on a variety of print and digital educational programs. In addition to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Andrea specializes in Reading Intervention, English as a Foreign Language, and Educational Technology. 

Highlights from Andrea’s career include the following:

  • Overseeing the development of a K–5 reading intervention product, including managing in-house and freelance writers and editors to produce and revise manuscripts; editing and approving pages and proofs; and seeing components through publication and reprints
  • Managing the development of a multi-component elementary ELA writing program, including developing guidelines and support materials for writers and editors; facilitating feedback and communication between the client and freelancers; and working closely with the client to ensure expectations were met or exceeded
  • Developing materials for digital ELA programs, including drafting scripts for animations; overseeing the writing, recording, and implementation of audio files; and creating interactive educational games
  • Assisting with the development and quality assurance of adaptive K–12 digital reading programs 
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language online to students in China during a global pandemic(!)

Andrea holds a BA in Asian Studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Currently, she is working to obtain her MEd in Educational Technology from the University of Arkansas. 

While living in Japan, Andrea studied a traditional Japanese folk instrument, the Tsugaru-jamisen, and performed across the Kanto region. She was even invited to perform on live TV in Tokyo, where she was interviewed in Japanese and played for an audience of 4 million!

Contact Andrea at aw*********@cs****.com