Advocate. Ally. Visionary. Reformer.
Lindsey Bird is the California Teach Plus Emergent Bilingual Change Agent Coach, national Teach Plus English learner advisor, and an independent education consultant focusing on equitable pathways for immigrant students. She recently left a seventeen year teaching career, the past decade of which was spent as the developer, instructor, and coordinator of the Language Institute, a specialized program serving immigrant, refugee, and asylum seeking high school students in Modesto, California. Lindsey is a social justice champion and ally to immigrant students and families at the local, state, and national level . In May of 2013 she was awarded “Maestra del Ano'' by the Association of Mexican American Educators, in August of 2015 she received the “Amiga of the Year” award from El Concilio, and in November of 2015 she was honored as a Carlston Family Foundation “Outstanding Teacher of America”. Lindsey was also an education policy fellow for Teach Plus California, part-time lecturer for the CSU Stanislaus teacher credential program, and a member of the Irvine Foundation’s New Leadership Network of Stanislaus. She earned a BA in Social Science from California State University Chico and a M.Ed. in literacy and digital learning from the University of San Diego.
Coming soon: Links to She Powered Podcast highlighting Lindsey.