Margarita Calderón, Ph.D., is professor emerita and senior research scientist at the Johns Hopkins
University School of Education. She has conducted research, training, and curriculum development for
teaching language, reading comprehension, and content knowledge to K-12 English learners. Her work
has focused on effective instructional processes, two-way and dual-language programs, teacher learning
communities, and professional development for schools with language minority populations and striving
adolescent readers. Dr. Calderón’s research has been supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New
York, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health, and the
Texas Educational Agency.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.