Linda Montes, Ed.D. is the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Redwood City School District in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. She also oversees the Department for English Learner Services. Dr. Montes served as an Assistant Professor at CSU, Chico in the Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Studies, preparing pre-service candidates.
Dr. Montes received her B.A. in Education with and emphasis in Special Education from Bowling Green State University, a Masters in Education from Stanford University developing her expertise as a leader in Educational Policy Analysis. Dr. Montes earned her Ed.D. from the University of Southern California in Educational Leadership focusing on the role of teacher leaders in an immersion setting. Dr. Montes has presented at various Bilingual Education conferences sharing best practices for students who are language leaners. Dr. Montes was principal at Adelante Spanish Immersion School receiving the 2010 California Distinguished School Award and the 2011 Spanish School of the Year Finalist recognition from the Spanish Embassy of California. The Redwood City School District received the 2016 Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy Award from Californians Together under her guidance.
Dr. Montes served as a member of the California State Board of Education policy committee for the development of the English Learner Roadmap. The policy seeks to provide guidance to Local Educational Agencies “to welcome, understand, and educate the diverse population of students who are English learners attending California public schools. The California English Learner Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Educational Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners (CA EL Roadmap) articulates a common vision and mission for educating English learners and supports LEAs as they implement the State Board policy.”
Dr. Montes has provided guidance in the development of Immersion and Bilingual programs in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Montes leads professional learning experiences for site leadership and classroom teachers that seek to close the opportunity gap for students. Dr. Montes is committed to the belief that instruction
begins with strengths and must provide enriching options and direction to promote high intellectual performance for all students.