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

  • Anahi Lopez

    Early Childhood Education (Toddler) Casa Linda

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  • Angela Eng

    Career Pathways and GED Prep Director

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  • Ann Fink

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Education

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  • Bob Kersey

    Volunteer Director

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  • Brandy Mendoza

    Site Manager, Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space

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  • Catalina Medina

    Site Coordinator

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  • Daniela Gonzalez

    Development and Marketing Manager

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  • Gabriela Davila

    Site Manager, Casa Linda UMC

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  • Isania Solis

    Early Childhood Education (Infant) Casa Linda

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  • Karen Guida, CALP

    Director, Adult Basic Education

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  • Kate Glustein

    Family Literacy Manager

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  • Lauren Doviak

    Early Childhood Education (Preschool) Casa Linda

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  • Melissa Prouty

    ESL and Spanish Education Director

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  • Mike Evans

    Accountant

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  • Miranda Ramirez

    Early Childhood Education (Infant) Owenwood

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  • Sarah Schulgan

    Early Childhood Education (Toddler) Owenwood

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  • Shana Harrison

    Chief Program Officer

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  • Sheryl Stafford

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Education

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  • Vicki Lyons

    Early Childhood Education (Preschool) Owenwood

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