Lessa Scherrer has been working with college students on their writing since she was a student, first at Northwestern University and then at the University of Michigan, where she earned her Education degree with High Honors. Since then, she has worked with many populations of students, including homeschoolers, students with learning differences, and the gifted. She is a former Chair of the Gifted Youth Committee of American Mensa and also co-runs the organization's Homeschooling Mensans special interest group. She is the Scholarship Chair for Mensa of Wisconsin, a Director of the Mensa of Wisconsin Foundation and a former Trustee of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation.
In addition to her work with Mensa, Lessa spent seven years working with a diverse population of high school students through Sylvan Learning of Western Wisconsin. There, she taught ACT test prep, study skills, advanced reading skills (speed-reading) and college-level writing, in addition to K-12 reading and math. She has designed a college prep study skills curriculum for students preparing to apply to highly selective colleges, and written a workbook for students who want to increase their scores on the ACT Writing section (essay).
Lessa Scherrer is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), and their Wisconsin affiliate (WACAC). She subscribes to HECA standards of good practice, as well as the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP). Lessa holds a Certificate in College Admissions Counseling through UCLA (with distinction) and continues to advise students and their families on their best strategies to successfully get to college, and the skills they will need to stay successful once they get there.
A former homeschooler, Lessa lives in Eau Claire, WI with her husband, two goofy dogs and, at any given time, one or more of her three college-aged boys. She enjoys traveling, watching movies and eating other people's cooking. Her life may or may not be ruled by her Fitbit.