Lisa Collum

CEO, Author, Educator, Speaker

“All Students Can Achieve Success”


About Lisa

Lisa Collum envisions a world where every teacher believes in every student’s success. Her relentless dedication to empowering educators with unwavering support, equipping them with essential resources, and instilling a belief in the success of every learner is the cornerstone of her mission.

As the founder and CEO of Top Score Writing, Inc., and the visionary behind Coastal Middle and High School, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Lake Park, FL, Lisa Collum has garnered widespread recognition for her transformative impact on education. Her leadership has earned her and her company esteemed accolades, including being named among the Top 50 Florida Companies to Watch for 2021, receiving a CEO Global Award, and being honored as Entrepreneur of the Year 2021.

Lisa’s journey from educator to school leader and business owner, a pioneering force in the education sector, has captured national attention. Her remarkable achievements in revitalizing a low-performing Title I school by implementing a systematic approach to enhance student writing skills have set a new standard for educational excellence. Under Lisa’s guidance, the percentage of students achieving proficiency in writing skills skyrocketed from 38% to an astonishing 95% within the first year, reaching a remarkable 100% in the subsequent two years.

The compelling narrative of Lisa’s ascent from a young educator to a trailblazing school leader and successful entrepreneur is in high demand among news outlets, educational institutions, and audiences seeking inspiration and guidance. Her remarkable journey is a beacon of hope and a blueprint for transforming educational outcomes.

Lisa holds a master’s degree in Education and resides in southern Florida with her husband, Ray-Ray, and their children Brandon, Bryson, and Jazzy.


Facts about Lisa:

  • Started with $100 -turned it into a multimillion-dollar business
  • Mom of 4
  • Founder, owner and author of Top Score Writing
  • Owner and Principal of Coastal Middle and High School
  • Built a business to over a million dollars in revenue with no team and no business experience
  • Truly a mom who can do it all
  • Empowers other women
  • Have a mini-farm with goats, pigs, and chickens
  • Wanted to be a teacher since I was five years old
  • I am obsessed with the beach and the sun
  • I have four kids from 18 years old to 7 years old
  • I played varsity basketball and softball in high school
  • I’ve been married for 20 years.
  • I have been teaching for 20 years and running a school for 9 years.
  • I started Top Score Writing in 2011.
  • My guilty pleasure drink is Diet Pepsi.
  • I’m Italian, it’s impossible for me to talk without using my hands.