About Me (Bio):
Dr. Linda Chen is the chief academic officer for Baltimore City Public Schools, where she oversees supervision of schools, curriculum and instruction, professional learning, secondary education services, special education, and alternative education. Previously, she worked in Boston and Philadelphia, where she oversaw teaching and learning, English-language-learner programs, and the supervision of schools. Her experience also includes the roles of principal, literacy supervisor, staff developer, and teacher in New York City and Seattle. Dr. Chen is the coauthor of Balanced Literacy for English Language Learners, K–2, and has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California’s online master’s in teaching program. She has consulted nationally and internationally. Dr. Chen has a BS in Psychology from the University of Washington, and an MA in Curriculum and Teaching, an MEd in Educational Leadership, and an EdD in Urban Education and Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College.