Lisa M. Welsien

An education professional with 20+ years of experience, I have successfully managed many classrooms, student programs, and diverse tasks within a school environment. With an instinct for organization, an ability to creatively solve problems, and a passion for working with others, I eagerly go above expectations to achieve goals.


2003, Master of Education
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Teaching and Curriculum; Urban Education
2002, Bachelor of Arts
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Public Policy and Education Studies


  • Author of: Bringing Skills to the Classroom: Materials for High School Teachers and Guidance Counselors
  • Permanently Certified to teach Social Studies, grades 7-12, in New York State
  • Successfully developed curricula aligned with New York State standards and taught 9th grade English, 10th grade World Literature, 11th grade Humanities (American History and Literature), and 12th grade Introduction to Economics & Public Policy 
  • Mentored first-year teachers in classroom management and took on various teacher leadership roles


English Teacher, Det Blå Gymnasium
ønderborg, Denmark
January 2024 – June 2024
  • Teaching English to first-year upper secondary students in a Danish public school


Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru, LLC
Kensington, Maryland
January 2023 – May 2023              
Assistant Director of Book Club Operations*
June 2020 – December 2022         
Book Club Operations Manager
  • Managed 65+ online lifelong learning communities for alumni organizations and corporations
  • Hired and managed 10 consultants
  • Facilitated team content development workflow
  • Assisted in company hiring processes and trained 4 new colleagues
  • Developed and maintained client relationships to meet organizational objectives and minimize churn; reported program analytics and success metrics to clients
  • Collaborated to improve internal processes

*Left this job due to family move to Denmark

Education Consultant
Kensington, Maryland
May 2017 – July 2020
  • Analyzed educational data
  • Provided analysis for informing policy decisions
  • Wrote and edited educational content


Part-Time Teacher at the International School of Tanganyika
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
September 2012 – June 2016
  • Taught a diverse group of students
  • Invigilated International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams


Professional Break to be a full-time at-home parent beginning in 2009 


Emergency Education Consultant for UNICEF
Nairobi, Kenya
February 2008 – December 2008
  • Analyzed educational data and needs of 500,000 internally displaced people (IDPs)
  • Collaborated with the Ministry of Education and trained implementing partners
  • Contributed to the Annual Budget Review for the Kenyan Education Sector as well as UNICEF’s education policy and program proposals


Adjunct Instructor, Syracuse University Public Affairs
New York, New York
January 2006 – June 2007
  • Facilitated meetings for students with local players and stakeholders in education policy
  • Mentored undergraduates in the application process for teacher corps programs
  • Developed curriculum for and instructed undergraduate college interns in local, state, and national educational policymaking
Public High School Teacher & Mentoring Coordinator
New York, New York
August 2003 – June 2007
  • Coordinated the largest public high school mentoring program in New York City
  • Successfully developed curricula aligned with New York State standards and taught varied coursework to heterogeneous populations of learners
  • Taught one group of students a single course covering two NYS Regents Exams with a 95% passing rate overall (2004-2005)
  • Coordinated SUMMA, the largest public high school mentoring program in New York City
  • Undertook various teacher leadership roles and mentored teachers in classroom management