Staff

Linda K. Johnson

Linda K. Johnson

President and CEO

Linda Johnson is President and CEO of Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT). Linda joined LIFT in 2017 from Dallas Independent School District (DISD), where she served as Executive Director of the College and Career Readiness program.

Linda has over 20 years of non-profit management experience with educational and arts-based non-profit organizations, including Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Dallas Education Foundation, Women’s Museum in Dallas, Science Center of Connecticut, and the Witte Museum in San Antonio.

Linda earned a Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an MBA from the University of Dallas. She was a developer of the College and Career Readiness Indicator System (CRIS), and won the 2012 Council of the Great City Schools/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Research and Assessment Leadership national award for her white paper “Early Indicators of Future College Success.”

Team

  • Ann Fink

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Literacy Education

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  • Dan Thompson

    Chief Development Officer

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  • Doris Black Hubbard

    Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

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  • Gail Poole

    Day Receptionist

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  • Joy Reemtsma

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Literacy Education

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  • Julie Brown, MLS, MA, TESOL

    Director, English as a Second Language

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  • Karen Guida, CALT

    Director, Adult Basic Literacy Education

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  • Karen Medlock

    Director, High School Equivalency

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  • Kate Fleitas Hoffman

    Director of Marketing and Communications

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  • Kathryn (Kat) Williams

    Learning Center Manager-Evening

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  • Lisa Hembry

    President and CEO Emeritus

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  • Mary Tristan

    Learning Center Coordinator

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  • Melissa Gray

    Learning Center Manager-Day

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  • Rubi Orozco, BA TESOL

    Manager, English as a Second Language

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Site Coordinators

  • Ana Maldonado

    ESL Area Site Coordinator

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  • Yolanda Coronado Lepkowski

    ESL Site Coordinator - Irving - St. Luke Catholic Church

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