Linda Friedrich is the Director of Literacy. She leads Reading Apprenticeship, which has a proven track record in improving disciplinary literacy in middle school, high school, and college. She also co-leads the Colorado READ Act evaluation and focuses on building WestEd’s literacy portfolio.
For nearly three decades, Linda has worked at the intersection of practice and research to engage teachers in collaboratively improving teaching and learning with a strong focus on literacy.
Prior to joining WestEd, she served as the National Writing Project’s Director of Research and Evaluation, where she led writing assessment efforts and co-led an initiative focused on improving academic argument writing.
She has won competitive program and research grants, co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, edited collections of teachers’ research including Working Toward Equity, and, with Ann Lieberman, coauthored How Teachers Become Leaders: Learning from Practice and Research.
Linda earned her PhD in Administration and Policy analysis at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and holds an AB in History from Bryn Mawr College.