California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Biography

Dr. Kate Kinsella

Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., is currently an adjunct faculty member in Secondary Education at San Francisco State University and provides consultancy nationally to school districts regarding instruction of adolescent English learners. Her career has been devoted to English Language Development (ELD) scholarship and classroom practice, including extensive experience teaching high school English learners and first generation bilingual college students. As a teacher-educator, she has maintained active involvement in 4-12 classrooms by regularly coaching and co-teaching while also teaching academic literacy skills to high school English learners in San Francisco State University’s Step to College Program.

Dr. Kinsella is co-author of Scholastic’s (2006) Read 180 Literacy Intervention Program and is the (2008) author of the companion 4-12 ELD curricula to the Read 180 LBook. She was co-editor of the CATESOL Journal from 2000-2005 and served on the editorial board of the TESOL Journal from 1999-2003.  Dr. Kinsella recently joined the National Advisory Board for the Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE). She led the development of the Longman Study Dictionary (2007) for secondary English learners and is the author of Pearson’s Reading in the Content Areas: Strategies for Reading Success.  A former Fulbright lecturer in teaching English as a Second Language, Dr. Kinsella has received numerous awards including the Marcus Foster Memorial Reading Award, offered by the California Reading Association in 2002 to one California educator who has made a statewide impact on policy and pedagogy in the area of literacy. In 2005 she received the California Department of Education’s Award for Excellence for her contributions to improving the education of immigrant youth.

Dr. Kinsella's Professional Learning Activities Index

Professional Learning Activities Index