Lisa has been a key contributing member of teams in developing and supporting the development of programs for publishers and other development houses, including Pearson, McGraw-Hill Education, LearningMate Solutions, MPS North America (formerly Element, LLC), and RR Donnelley. She has managed teams both large and small and has worked many projects from start to finish, including postproduction ancillary products and assessment materials. Lisa’s teams have worked on programs specializing in and relating to the following:
- Developing ELA and math materials, preK–12, digital and print
- Developing social studies and civics content, learning platforms, and lesson designs for new products, grades K–12
- Writing content for e-learning programs that teach ESL to students based outside the United States
- Building editorial teams for grades K–12 and working with sales teams to foster client relationships to ensure clear client communication
- Customizing ELA tests to match standardized testing styles
- Writing and editing ELA assessments
- Writing and editing lessons for high school equivalency programs
- Managing and developing a custom higher-education textbook
In addition to her work as Senior Director and Project Manager, Lisa has dedicated time to working as a freelance editor and editorial manager and has run her own freelance editorial services business, gaining management experience and useful tools to ensure contract adherence to compliance, deadlines, and budgets.
Before entering the curriculum development world, Lisa spent several years teaching preschool through fifth grade, both in affluent districts and lower-income communities. These experiences contributed to her ability to teach a wide array of topics to all students.
Lisa holds an MA in Elementary Education Administration from Northeastern Illinois University and a BA in Elementary Education and Psychology from Barat College of DePaul University. Lisa is passionate about providing quality instructional materials to all students and teachers.