Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Education at San Francisco State University and provides consultancy nationally to school districts and state departments to increase instruction and achievement of Grade K-12 English learners and less proficient readers. Her career, devoted to English Language Development (ELD) scholarship and classroom practice, includes extensive experience teaching high school English learners and bilingual first-generation college students. As a teacher-educator, she maintains active involvement in Grade 4-12 classrooms by regularly coaching teachers and administrators and co-teaching lessons across grade levels.
Dr. Kinsella is co-author of Scholastic's READ 180 intensive intervention program for 4th-12th graders that includes an the English language development companion, the LBook. She was editor of the CATESOL Journal from 2000 to 2005 and served on the editorial board of the international TESOL Journal from 1999 to 2003. She led the development of the Longman Study Dictionary (2007) for secondary English learners and the new Longman Elementary Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010) for mixed-ability elementary classrooms. Dr. Kinsella is also the program consultant for the Oxford Content Area Picture Dictionary and Curricula (2010) for newcomers in grades 4-8. 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 to one California educator who has made a statewide impact on policy and pedagogy in the area of literacy. She has also received the California Department of Education's Award for Excellence for her contributions to improving the education of immigrant youth. She is co-author of a 2010 publication by the California Department of Education on research-based English language development within secondary schools. Dr. Kinsella serves as a guiding force on the National Advisory Board for the Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE).