Dr. Linda Liss-Bronstein, Director of Professional Development for NEST-USA, has extensive research expertise in educating urban, multilingual populations. Linda was the 2013 recipient of the Jeanne S. Chall Visiting Researcher Award from Harvard School of Education. Her area of research expertise is the application of language and reading stage theories to classroom practice.
Linda develops multimedia training materials to expand teacher content knowledge and accelerate student learning in oral language and reading comprehension, co-authoring the training module Oral Language: A Pathway to Deep Literacy. She frequently presents at national and international conferences on topics related to translating research into practice with a focus on language foundations of literacy.
Linda has a doctorate in educational leadership and dual masters degrees in speech and language pathology and reading.