Susana Ibarra Johnson Ph.D. is a former bilingual education teacher. Her commitment to improving the education of bilingual students has to do with her own experience as a bilingual learner. As a WIDA bilingual researcher and consultant, she helped develop Los estándares del desarrollo del lenguaje español (Spanish Language Development Standards). She has been facilitating professional learning in the implementation of bilingual multicultural education programs, and in the development of critical literacy and bilingual acquisition.
Dr. Ibarra Johnson is currently the Lead Developer and Consultant of the Academic Language Development for All (ALD4ALL) project in New Mexico directed by the Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau (BMEB) of the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED). Susana is adjunct faculty at The University of New Mexico.