Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies



Linda Montes, Ed.D.


B.A. - Bowling Green University
M.A. - Stanford University
Ed.D- University of Southern California

Office Phone: (530) 898-4503



Office Hours: (Siskiyou 139)
Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
and by appoinment


Dr. Montes serves as a lecturer in California State University, Chico Professional Studies in Education Department and the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies. She has taught at CSU, Chico for the past five years.

Dr. Montes recieved her Special Education and Elementary Education teaching credentials from Bowling Green State University. Her interest in Special Education began because of her personal experiences assisting her brother and parents navigate a system foreign to them in both language and culture. Dr. Montes began her career as an elementary school techer in a small agricultural community in Ohio. This school was the same school she attended as a student.

Dr. Montes moved to California and earned a California teaching credential with a Bilingual/Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) emphasis. She was hired to teach in both bilingual and special education settings. She was instrumental in initiating and administering a Two Way Immersion (TWI) school in Redwood City, California. She served as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, and principal at the school.

Dr. Montes received her Master of Arts Degree in Eductional Policy Analysis from Stanford Unversity and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California. Her research interests include the implementation of a Professional Development School Model for the prepartion of pre-service candidates, the research of best practice in offering TWI programs, and the implementation of effective Professional Development for veteran teachers. Her research includes a Focused Inquiry Model utilizing Action Research in the elementary classroom. Dr. Montes has worked closely with Bay Area Schools to develop and further refine existing TWI programs.


California Association for Bilingual Education

Center for research on Education, Diversity and Excellence

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Center for Bilingual/ Multicultural Studies
El Centro de Estudios Bilingues/Multiculturales
College of Communication and Education
California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0444
(530) 898-4026

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