Hi, I’m Lisa Collum

CEO. Author. Educator. Mother of Four. #momprenuer

My story starts about 16 years ago, when I graduated from college with the anticipation of entering the teaching profession.

I always wanted to become a teacher ever since I held “classes” with my stuffed animals in my room every Saturday morning. My dream finally came true… as I secured my first job as a 4th grade writing teacher.

This opportunity happened to be at one of the lowest performing Title I schools in Palm Beach County, Florida.

I was ecstatic, but right away I realized there was something missing… there was no specific writing curriculum available for me to use with my students. I remember frequently searching online for resources and also visiting the local teacher store, but always ending up with the same results… nothing.

I knew I had to do something for my students so they would be able to pass the state writing test.

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I started with a small one-inch binder of about 25 lessons.

My days consisted of teaching virtual school all day and then going to Office Max at night to make copies of the lessons.


Family Values

My husband and kids would help me 3-hole punch the papers, make the binders, and then help carry the boxes to UPS to ship them out. I was selling these binders to local schools and teachers in my county left and right.


Teamwork makes the Dream Work

I continued this family-led assembly line production for about a year, and then a superintendent in another county found out about the program. She bought the curriculum for her entire district, and I went there and trained over 300 teachers.


Word Spreads

After that, word started to spread quickly, and more and more districts started to purchase the curriculum for their schools. I ended up leaving virtual school and running Top Score Writing full time.


Nearly a decade later

Nine years later, the Top Score Writing curriculum is being used in thousands of schools in five different states. My goal is to take the program nationwide, and I know I will accomplish that.

Private School

  • In the midst of my Top Score Writing journey:

    I found out about a small private school in my area designated for students who struggle in school, have dropped out, or just need something different. I knew I wanted to own this school to be able to provide students with an alternative educational setting.

  • School opens in 2016:

    I purchased the school in 2015 and opened the doors in 2016. It is a very small private school with 10-15 students. We are not your normal traditional school.

  • One size does NOT fit all:

    We offer lots of flexibility, frequent breaks, various curriculum choices, and lots of small group and one-on-one teaching. I do not run this school as a means for income, but solely as a resource to help kids. I do not agree with the “one-size-fits-all” approach to learning.

  • An alternative way:

    Some kids are different and need an alternate way of learning…exactly what I provide at my school.

Building a Business

  • Experience:

    My experience has taught me what it means to build a business while managing the busyness of being a mom, spouse, and hungry entrepreneur.

  • Strategy:

    Over the years, I’ve learned how to build a successful business, and that business continues to grow. I’ve learned the strategy and strategic thinking that helps women have it all, so to speak.

  • Join Me:

    Stick around and check out the content. My passion is to help you build a profitable business.

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