headshot 1 Lisa has 15+ years of experience as a gifted humanities, English language arts, and social studies teacher and instructional coach specializing in differentiation. In addition to being a public educator, Lisa is a speaker, writer, and professional development facilitator who provides customizable learning opportunities for districts across the country on topics including differentiation, instructional coaching, and assessment. She is dedicated to effecting change which positively impacts student learning.

Lisa frequently presents at educational conferences and has presented at ASCD (with Carol Ann Tomlinson), Visible Learning, IAGC, ICE, IETC, ILASCD, and ICIC. Lisa is a frequent contributor to Peter DeWitt’s EdWeek blog, Finding Common Ground and her first book with Corwin Press, Student-Driven Differentiation, will be available in the spring of 2018.

Lisa is a parent of a third-grader and a sixth-grader, enjoys destressing at the Bar Method, loves music and the City of Chicago! Follow her by subscribing to this blog and/or following her on Twitter @lisa_westman. 

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