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Linda Diamond

Linda Diamond

Linda Diamond has dedicated her career to teaching children to read, particularly those with word reading difficulties like dyslexia. 

A long-time partner of Collaborative Classroom, Linda co-founded the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE) alongside former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Honig in 1995. After serving as CORE’s president for 26 years, Linda stepped down from that role in December 2020 but continues to serve on CORE’s Advisory Board.

Linda has also worked as a public school teacher, principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a K–12 school district, and Senior Policy Analyst with an emphasis on school-to-career, charter schools, and school reform. 

Linda is the co-author of the textbooks Teaching Reading Sourcebook, Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures and Vocabulary Handbook. The National Council on Teacher Quality 2020 Teacher Prep Review listed the Teaching Reading Sourcebook as one of ten textbooks that comprehensively and rigorously cover the scientific basis and instructional elements of the five essential components of effective reading instruction. The report also found that it is used by more teacher prep programs than any of the other ten textbooks. Learn more about Linda’s work.