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Lisa Westman


Founder and President

Lisa Westman Consulting, United States


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, expected 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!

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