Dr. Kathy Escamilla is a Professor of Education in the Division of Equity, Bilingualism and Biliteracy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds the Bob and Judy Charles endowed chair in this division. Dr. Escamilla’s research focuses on issues related to the development of bilingualism and biliteracy for Spanish-speaking emerging bilingual children in US schools. Her recent research has also examined assessment practices for emerging bilingual learners. She has authored three books and over 50 research articles on topics related to (bi)literacy for Spanish-speaking children in the U.S.