Lisa Auslander is the PI and Project Director for Bridges. She supports the work of the curriculum and professional development teams and the daily management of team operations and team development. She is a former teacher, coach and administrator who has worked in NYC schools and at the district level for over 15 years. She served a range of emergent bilingual students in an inclusion setting in the middle and high school levels in New York City schools and then moved on to support teachers in literacy practices and teacher teams in curriculum planning and the collaborative inquiry process. She has also worked to support principals around a variety of initiatives including the Quality Review accountability process and strategic action planning for school wide improvement. Lisa received her PhD in Urban Education designed around a study of culturally and linguistically responsive RtI for secondary English language learners. She speaks fluent German and is working on her Spanish!