Linda Wolvek joined the Teaching Matters team in 2011 after a thirty-year career teaching high school English and interdisciplinary studies in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her last five years of work in Los Angeles focused on literacy-based interdisciplinary education for at-risk high school students. In addition to her expertise in secondary level ELA, ESL, and interdisciplinary education, Linda has trained dozens of student teachers and has taught in the graduate education program of California State University. After achieving a long time dream of relocating to New York, Linda feels fortunate to have found a home with like-minded colleagues at TMI. Her work here continues a life-long commitment to helping students, teachers and schools achieve great things.