Lincoln Jesus Tamayo, Chairman
Lincoln Tamayo came to America as a young Caribbean-born immigrant child speaking Spanish as his first language. He is the high school principal in Chelsea, a heavily immigrant city in which two-thirds of students do not speak English at home. Tamayo has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Notre Dame and Harvard, as well as a law degree from the University of Florida. He currently serves as Chairman of the Massachusetts Bilingual Education Advisory Council.
Rosalie Pedalino Porter, Co-Chair
Rosalie Porter was a past director of bilingual education for the Newton School system who came to America as an immigrant child speaking no English. She is the author of Forked Tongue, an influential book critiquing the theory and practice of bilingual education. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and currently serves as a member of the Massachusetts Bilingual Education Advisory Council.
Christine Rossell, Co-Chair
Christine Rossell is a professor at Boston University and the author of Bilingual Education Reform in Massachusetts and numerous other studies analyzing the effectiveness of bilingual education programs. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from UCLA and USC and currently serves as a member of the Massachusetts Bilingual Education Advisory Council.