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 College and Career Readiness programs.

Linda has more than 30 years of education and nonprofit management experience, including with Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Dallas Education Foundation, Women’s Museum in Dallas, Science Center of Connecticut, the Witte Museum in San Antonio, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

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

  • Angela Eng

    ESL and HSE Coordinator

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  • Ann Fink

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Education

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  • Daniela Gonzalez

    Receptionist

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  • David Ostrovsky

    Office Coordinator

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  • Diana Guerrero

    Development and Marketing Manager

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  • Gail Poole

    Day Receptionist

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  • Gay Ford

    ESL Teacher

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  • Joy Reemtsma

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Literacy Education

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  • Karen Guida, CALP

    Director, Adult Basic Education

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  • Karen Medlock

    Director, High School Equivalency

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  • Kate Glustein

    ESL Program Manager

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