Joanna Yip is the Director of Tools and Implementation, supporting ELSF to develop, implement, and improve tools and resources used to improve curriculum and instructional materials for multilingual learners. Before joining ELSF, Joanna partnered with educators to support language and literacy development for multilingual learners. She developed lab sites for Bridges to Academic Success to implement a curriculum for new comers with emerging home language literacy; facilitated a professional working group for the Internationals Network for Public Schools; and co-facilitated a district-wide Train-the-Trainer program with Strategic Inquiry for New York City high schools. Most recently, she served as the Lead Instructional Specialist for New Visions Charter High Schools, leading the charter network’s literacy initiatives. She has worked in the field of education as a classroom teacher, a college counselor, and instructional coach. She has served as an instructor in the teacher education programs at Hunter College and Brooklyn College in the City University of New York, and Long Island University. She has a BA in English Literature from Barnard College, a Master's degree in TESOL from Hunter College, and a Ph.D. in urban education policy from the CUNY Graduate Center. She received her training in school leadership and education administration at the New York City Leadership Academy and a diploma in professional coaching at New York University’s School for Professional Studies. Joanna is a proud Cantonese-speaking native New Yorker who was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown, and still lives in the city with her family.