Denise Retka


Denise Retka started Custom Education Solutions in 2006. Denise draws on her 15 years of experience as an educator which include, classroom teaching, special education, Reading Recovery, literacy coach and university faculty. Click on Denise’s photo to read more.

Kelly Romo

Sales Consultant
for MN and ND

Kelly Romo has been with Custom Education Solutions since 2010. Kelly has partnered with multiple districts to customize bookrooms and class libraries that give teachers and students materials for a new way of thinking and reading. Click on Kelly’s photo to read more.

Michelle Isaman

Sales Consultant
for SD and Southern MN

Michelle Isaman draws on her variety of educational experiences to work with educators in finding literacy solutions. Her deep understanding of assessment allows her to assist teachers and administrators in finding resources to best prepare students for the rigorous tasks demanded of them in today’s schools. Click on Michelle’s photo to read more.


Jill Kenny at Custom Ed
Jill Kenny

Sales Consultant
for Northern IL

Jill Kenny holds a master’s degree in teaching and draws on her 5 years in the classroom to support educators in determining the right resources to meet their goals. She is passionate about working consultatively with area districts to maximize funds and help curate book collections that will have the biggest impact on student achievement. Click on Jill’s photo to read more.

Lindsey Bell

Associate Sales Consultant
for Central and Southern IL

With a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Teacher Leadership, Lindsey Bell also brings eight years of classroom experience in a middle school setting. She’s also held numerous leadership roles as a trainer for RTI, Common Core and PARCC Assessment. Her specialty at Custom Education Solutions is to help districts find the right materials to help them meet standards and achieve their goals. Click on Lindsey’s photo to read more.


Associate Sales Consultant, Sarah Uselding
Sarah Uselding

Associate Sales Consultant
for WI

Sarah Uselding brings a unique expertise and understanding of the challenges that teachers face every day to our Custom Education Solutions team. With a Master’s degree in Literacy, reading teacher certification, and 10 years of classroom experience throughout grades K-5, Sarah assists school districts in meeting their specific literacy goals. Click on Sarah’s photo to read more.

Customer Service

Whether you need catalogs, have a question about an item, or want to know more about the showroom prior to scheduling a visit, our Customer Service team is ready to answer your questions and provide assistance.

Phone: 763-323-3133, ext. 7600