Linda Chen serves as Chief Academic Officer for New York City Department of Education overseeing instructional supports for all learners and manages Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Learning, Teacher and Leadership Development, Postsecondary Readiness, Special Education, English/Multilingual Learners, and Academic Policy and Evaluation. Before returning to New York City, Linda served as Vice President for Engagement and Implementation at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Before that, Linda served as Chief Academic Officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, Deputy Chief Academic Officer of Boston Public Schools, and Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Chief of Teaching and Learning in the School District of Philadelphia. Prior to her leadership roles in Philadelphia, Linda served as principal, literacy supervisor, staff developer and teacher in New York City. She began her career as a teacher in Seattle Public Schools. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and Teacher Certification from the University of Washington, and M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching, M.S. in Educational Leadership, and Ed.D. in Urban Education Leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College.