Dr. Susana Ibarra Johnson is an assistant professor in bilingual/TESOL education in department of Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University. Dr. Ibarra Johnson is one of the co-authors of The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning. Her commitment to improving the education of bilingual students is grounded in her experience as a bilingual learner and teacher. She has been a professional development specialist and researcher for WIDA, director of bilingual multicultural education programs at Bernalillo Public Schools, and most recently a district biliteracy specialist for Albuquerque Public Schools. Her research focuses on biliteracy and translanguaging pedagogy in bilingual education and English language development contexts.