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Linda Bevilacqua    

President of the Core Knowledge Foundation

Linda Bevilacqua is the president of the Core Knowledge Foundation. She is the co-author, with E. D. Hirsch, Jr. of three publications, "What Your Preschooler Needs to Know: Read-Alouds to Get Ready for Kindergarten" and "What Your Preschooler Needs to Know: Activity Books 1 and 2".

She developed the Core Knowledge preschool program and is actively involved in the development of the Core Knowledge Language Arts program, which has been successfully piloted in ten New York City public schools. She has served as a consultant regarding national curricular and educational policies, most recently in the development of the Common Core State Standards, as well as for Head Start, the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Albert Shanker Institute. She earned her BS and M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and has taught and supervised programs for children with learning disabilities.

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