Joanna Merrithey

Joanna Merrithey

Senior Director, Content

Joanna started her career with CSA Education right out of college, working her way up to become the Senior Director of Content. Joanna oversees all content development teams across subject areas at CSA. Her priority is supporting and guiding managers and their teams to successfully complete projects on time, on budget, and with high-quality service. She strives to understand the client’s expectations for each project and collaborates with project leads to build the teams that will execute the vision.  

At CSA, Joanna has worked as a writer, editor, and content lead. She has also studied under the guidance of phonics experts with decades of contribution to the educational publishing industry. Combined with her own congenial and outgoing personality, her skills have led her to be a consistent and reliable team member who is respected and highly regarded by her coworkers and clients. 

Joanna’s experience and expertise include the following:

  • Managing large editorial teams through all stages of curriculum development
  • Mentoring writers and editors on preK–12 print and digital products
  • Supporting teams to write and edit K–12 lessons plans, activities, decodables, interactives, instructional scripts, assessments, and more 
  • Expanding CSA’s team of writers, editors, and subject matter experts (SMEs)
  • Maintaining clear communication with clients, team leaders, and supporting staff

Joanna earned her BS in Print Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is proud to consider herself a lifelong learner. 

Joanna may have ended up in the educational publishing industry, but deep down, she hopes one day she can experience her dream job: meteorologist.

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