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MEET LISA WESTMAN

LISA WESTMAN

Founder and President

Lisa Westman is an author, speaker, and consultant who regularly works with school systems internationally to provide professional learning on student-driven differentiation, empathy as the foundation of our instructional practices, standards-based learning, and implementing instructional coaching programs. Before becoming a consultant, Lisa taught 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade (gifted humanities, English language arts, social studies) and was an instructional coach specializing in differentiation in Skokie, IL. 


Her publications include Student-Driven Differentiation: 8 Steps to Harmonize Learning in the Classroom (Corwin Press, 2018), Teaching with Empathy: How to Transform Your Practice by Understanding Your Learners (ASCD, August 2021), and frequent contributions to Education Update (ASCD), Education Week, Education Week Teacher, and Edutopia.


Lisa is married to an educator, is the parent of a sixth-grader, a ninth-grader, an 8-year old Pomeranian Rat Terrier, and an 18-month old Border Collie. She enjoys the Bar Method, loves music, and the City of Chicago!

 

SERVICES

I work with clients, providing exceptional consulting services that are catered specifically to their needs. Take a look below at the services I offer and get in touch to achieve immediate results.

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KEYNOTES

Setting the Tone

KEYNOTES ARE DELIVERED TO ENSURE THAT STAKEHOLDERS ARE HEARING A CONSISTENT MESSAGE  THAT IS BOTH INSPIRATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL.

WORKSHOPS

Hands-on and Targeted

WORKSHOPS ARE DESIGNED TO EMPOWER PRACTITIONERS WITH THE TOOLS AND STRATEGIES REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT INSTRUCTIONAL INITIATIVES WITH FIDELITY.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

A dream without a plan is just a wish

INSTRUCTIONAL INITIATIVES REQUIRE THOUGHTFUL PLANNING AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT BEFORE THEY ARE ROLLED OUT TO SCHOOL STAKEHOLDERS.

 

Dr. Pam Gould, Superintendent of Schools, Sandwich Public Schools, Sandwich MA

“Lisa’s work is a game changer for us in our district. While the concept of Differentiation is certainly not new in education, Lisa’s ideas of how to incorporate it into classrooms that are now filled with diverse learning styles is new. Lisa’s work with us is making us think and talk in different ways. I can’t wait to see the shift in our district over time as we continue working with her.”

 

CONTACT US

Highland Park, IL

312-371-1189

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