Lyndsie Schultz specializes in social contexts of education for designated English Learner (EL) students, language policy, and geographic access to opportunity for marginalized youth.
As a formerly certified teacher, Dr. Lyndsie Schultz has worked with teachers of designated ELs in Illinois and Missouri for over a decade. She recently was a part of the National Professional Development grant team, Strengthening Equity and Effectiveness for Teachers of English Learners (SEE-TEL). In addition to being responsible for quantitative data analysis for the SEE-TEL team, Lyndsie provided teaching assistance in TESOL coursework and professional development for in-service teachers and administrators across Missouri from 2018 - 2021.
Her current research focuses on how context of reception for English Learning (EL) children varies geographically and how it is locally created and interpreted by teachers and children in the Midwest. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, her independent research was supported through two grant awards from the university. Other interests include the academic, social, and political contexts surrounding the opportunities to learn English for racially marginalized EL students. Her dissertation focused on how the opportunities available to EL students to learn English varied geographically depending on the context in which they attend school. Lyndsie’s publications can be found in academic journals such as Journal of International Migration and Immigration, International Multilingual Research Journal, Multicultural Perspectives, and Education Policy Analysis Archives.
She earned her Ph.D. in Education from Washington University in St. Louis with concentrations in English Language Learning, Policy Studies, and Social Contexts in Education. While at Washington University in St. Louis, she taught Introduction to Applied Linguistics, and served as a Teaching Assistant for the Sociology of Immigration, Reading and Writing in a Second Language, and The American School.
Lyndsie is a formerly a certified Early Childhood and Elementary teacher and earned her MA in Elementary Education from Washington University in St. Louis. She has an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication from Marquette University.