With a career that encompasses print, television, and the Internet, Lisa has a wide array of experience. She began as a Writers’ Assistant then a Writing Intern on The Cosby Show. This led to a stint writing voiceover narration for Descriptive Video Service at WGBH. Her TV career culminated with a New York-area Emmy award, which she won for writing “The Whys Guys,” a science special for kids that aired on WPIX. The project reflected her interest in and devotion to creating materials to inform and educate, which led to the next phase of her career in educational publishing.
Lisa’s expertise in school publishing extends to a number of content areas, including Reading/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Literature, History, and Health. She has worked on staff at Scholastic, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, and Newbridge Educational Publishing, and currently as a freelance writer and editor. The products she has written or edited include print and online textbooks, leveled readers, assessment items, workbooks, test prep materials, interactive whiteboard materials, short stories, non-fiction articles, how-to-guides, web-based content, interactive games, and more. She also has extensive experience writing to state standards and benchmarks, creating texts for differentiated learners, drafting materials for ELD students, and working with the Common Core State Standards. For Lisa, working in educational publishing is not just a career, it’s a calling that requires dedication to producing engaging, accurate materials that meet the needs of both students and teachers.