Linda Prato has been an instructional leader for more than 15 years and has over 30 years experience as an educator in the public school system. Her professional experiences span the elementary and secondary levels and include district office and building level administration. Having served in a variety of roles in her career, Linda has a depth of understanding of the different perspectives held by those serving in various roles in public schools.
Linda has worked as a consultant to school districts within the NEW ESD101 region and for OSPI since formally retiring from public service. Her expertise in facilitating professional development for instructional coaches, mentors, and new teachers has contributed to the emphasis on improving instructional practice in the classroom. She also has experience implementing the AVID program in local school districts and has a rich background in creating systems which support at-risk youth.
Her educational background includes degrees from Central Washington University and an administrative credential from Washington State University.
She values the opportunity to be a coach and leadership criteria framework feedback specialist (LCFFS) for the Washington State Leadership Academy because of her emphasis on serving as an instructional leader and belief that professional learning communities have a positive impact on classroom practice, and that learning together is an important component to improving student achievement.