Linda Kaminski, Ed.D. is the Director of Research and Policy for the Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) and Affiliate Faculty in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Her research addresses equity-based leadership and the impact of programs and policies in curriculum, instruction, and accountability on culturally and linguistically diverse students and their teachers and administrators.
Dr. Kaminski began her career in education as a bilingual teacher and served as an elementary principal, coordinator, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. In 2017 the Los Angeles County Office of Education selected Dr. Kaminski as its inaugural Superintendent of the Year. In 2019-20, Dr. Kaminski served as president of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). She has contributed to statewide policy through service on multiple state committees, including the California Practitioners Advisory Group. She currently serves on the ACSA/California Association of Professors of Education Administration (CAPEA) committee to support higher education and K-12 education, professional preparation and development, and to influence and contribute to the education research agenda. Dr. Kaminski earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in Administration, Policy and Social Planning, Urban Superintendents Program at Harvard University.
Harvard University: Ed.D., Administration, Policy and Social Planning, Urban Superintendents Program
Harvard University: M.Ed., Administration, Policy and Social Planning, Urban Superintendents Program
Pepperdine University: MS, Administration
Areas of Expertise (5)
Social Justice Leadership
State Assessment and Accountability Policies
Education Reform and Student Achievement
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Industry Expertise (1)
President of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) (professional)
Elected 2019-20 President of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) serving approximately 18,000 members. Initiated ACSA/California School Boards Association (CSBA) Anti-Racism Task Force to establish leadership focused on implementation of anti-racist polices and practices by school district and school board leaders and state legislators.
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
- California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)
- University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)
Equity Leadership for English Learners During COVID-19: Early LessonsFrontiers in Education
This article provides the findings of an exploratory, qualitative study on distance learning policies and practices from a purposeful sample of five California school districts and 25 district and school leaders with large numbers and/or larger percentages of current or former English Learners.