Denise Wydra

Denise Wydra

Director of Content

A passionate believer in the power of education to change the world, Denise has spent over 20 years building pedagogical tools that help teachers teach and help students learn. Before joining ThinkCERCA, she served as Editorial Director and then President of Bedford/St. Martin’s (Macmillan), the pre-eminent publisher for college writing courses; COO of Cognii, Inc., a start-up providing Artificial Intelligence-based solutions for education; and Editor at Houghton Mifflin Co., publisher of one of the most successful K-12 reading programs.

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today? Things are rarely as they appear. If you look harder, you’ll learn more.

What is your go-to karaoke song? “Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen. It’s a family tradition.

What is your favorite quote? “What goals would you be setting for yourself if you knew you could not fail?”