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.”
ESL and HSE Coordinator
Coordinator, Adult Basic Education
Development and Marketing Manager
Coordinator, Adult Basic Literacy Education
Karen Guida, CALP
Director, Adult Basic Education
Director, High School Equivalency
ESL Program Manager