Co-Founder and Publisher, Teaching English Learners
English Language Learner Consultant and Curriculum Developer
Former ESL Teacher
Lise Ragan, a former English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, has been a publisher, editor, and author of instructional materials for English language learners and resources for their teachers for over three decades. Lise has also been a trainer, coach, and consultant to school districts and educational organizations, including educational publishers, educational technology companies, and nonprofit organizations.
Lise is the founder and CEO of Course Crafters, Inc. (www.coursecrafters.com), the preeminent developer of curriculum and instructional materials for English language Learners (ELLs) and resources and professional development for their teachers. Since 1993, Course Crafters has specialized in developing educational materials especially for English language learners, preK-adult levels, in ESL, bilingual, reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies classrooms.
Based on their shared commitment to English learners' academic success and the critical role their teachers have in it, in 2012 Ron and Lise decided to collaborate to get the thousands of lesson plans, strategies, and materials Ron created over the years in the hands of more content teachers around the nation.