Dr. Jennifer Chard

Dr. Jennifer Chard is a Project Advisor at Bridges to Academic Success, and has worked on the team in various project management capacities, most recently supporting the development of the new Bridges Math Curriculum. Jennifer is also the Project Director for the Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener at the Second Language Acquisition Laboratory. Her dissertation, entitled Mandarin assessment in Chinese-English bilingual preschoolers, examines Chinese/English bilingual children’s sentence comprehension skills in Mandarin and English. Jennifer has worked with teachers and administrators at the pre-school through high school levels to help them understand the importance of using students’ home language skills and abilities to design instruction, and promoting the maintenance and development of the home language in classroom settings.