Joanna Yip, Ph.D. is a Multilingual Instructional Specialist at New Visions for Public Schools. Previously, she worked as an educational consultant, supporting schools and districts to improve curriculum and instruction for multilingual students. Her projects included: developing labsite schools for Bridges to Academic Success, a curriculum for SIFE with emerging literacy; leadership coaching for the Internationals Network for Public Schools; and facilitating a school improvement Train-the Trainer program with Strategic Inquiry. She has worked in the field of education as a classroom teacher, college counselor, instructional coach and as an instructor in various teacher preparation programs. She has a Master's degree in TESOL, and a doctorate in urban education policy from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she did research on the educational histories of newcomer immigrant youth. She received her training in school leadership at the New York City Leadership Academy.