As senior adviser, Linda C. Wing's portfolio centers on designing and leading the implementation of a birth-to-college approach to public education. This work includes demonstrating a birth-to-grade five model at the Donoghue and North Kenwood/Oakland campuses of the University of Chicago Charter School and providing assistance and support to three Minnesota school districts with a literacy-focused prekindergarten-to-grade three approach.
Wing began her work in urban education as a high school teacher of English and history. As a teacher leader she co-founded a small school within a comprehensive high school. She subsequently went on to head a national project that developed bilingual curriculum materials for elementary school children and an urban education technology initiative for Apple Computer. Prior to coming to Chicago, Wing co-directed a Harvard University doctoral program that prepares leaders of urban school districts.
Wing has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and a doctorate in education policy from the University of California at Berkeley.
"Building a Birth to College Model: Professional Learning Communities" (December 2012) and "Working Together to Build a Birth to College Approach to Public Education: Forming a Partnership Between the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and the Ounce of Prevention Fund" (November 2010) are case studies she recently produced.. Her other works include “Public Schools Need a Lift” in Scholastic Administrator (May 2005); “Leadership for a Changing World” in Towards Digital Equity (2002), and “The Social Contract to Educate All Children,” in Reframing the Immigration Debate (1996). She has an abiding commitment to bringing about large-scale instructional reforms that will enable children from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to learn and achieve at college prep levels.