Lindsey Smith

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Current Role: Director, Language and Literacy, Denver Public Schools (Denver, CO)

Fellowship Role: Director, Language and Literacy, Denver Public Schools (Denver, CO)

Teach For America Alumni: Colorado 2009

Lindsey serves as Director of Language and Literacy for Denver Public Schools. In this role, she leads a team responsible for supporting literacy curriculum, instruction, and achievement in grades K-12. During Lindsey’s tenure as literacy director, DPS has achieved record-setting literacy gains on state assessments, implemented new standards-aligned literacy curriculum in grades K-12, and restructured literacy professional development to closely target educator and student needs. Lindsey has also served as an Adjunct Instructor at Relay Graduate School of Education's Denver campus. Prior to joining the DPS academic team, Lindsey served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction at DSST: College View Middle School and as a language arts and reading intervention teacher. Lindsey entered education from the book publishing world.

Lindsey holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Pedagogy with a concentration in Linguistically Diverse Education from the University of Colorado-Denver, an M.Phil. in English from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in English from Princeton University.