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

  • Ann Fink

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Education

    View Bio>

  • Dan Thompson

    Chief Development Officer

    View Bio>

  • David Ostrovsky

    Weekend Receptionist

    View Bio>

  • Diana Guerrero

    Development and Marketing Coordinator

    View Bio>

  • Gail Poole

    Day Receptionist

    View Bio>

  • Gay Ford

    ESL Teacher

    View Bio>

  • Joy Reemtsma

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Literacy Education

    View Bio>

  • Karen Guida, CALP

    Director, Adult Basic Education

    View Bio>

  • Karen Medlock

    Director, High School Equivalency

    View Bio>

  • Kate Glustein

    ESL/HSE Coordinator

    View Bio>

  • Kathryn (Kat) Williams

    Learning Center Manager-Evening

    View Bio>

  • Rubi Orozco, BA TESOL

    Director, English as a Second Language

    View Bio>

  • Stephanie Brueckner

    Evening Receptionist

    View Bio>

Site Coordinators

  • Yolanda Coronado Lepkowski

    ESL Site Coordinator - Irving - St. Luke Catholic Church

    View Bio>