We believe in Empowerment through Learning to create a new model of education.
In 2006, after receiving many ad-hoc requests to conduct training and design workshops applying linguistics to fields such as K-12 education and technology, LaNysha Adams created edlinguist.com. Initially, Edlinguist was a sole-proprietor venture that housed LaNysha’s teaching portfolio, crowdsourced lesson plans, and an interactive blog. As the site’s traffic picked up and averaged over 800 visitors per week consistently for 10 years, Dr. Adams’ research focus kept coming back to the rapidly changing fact that nearly one in ten public school students are English Learners, representing a 50% increase over the past decade. After serving as an educator in public high school, workforce, university, legislative, and state education agency settings, Dr. Adams was inspired to create an entity that would profitably prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in its innovative efforts to improve educational outcomes for our most under-resourced children.
”Our ego is never bigger than our humanity.Dr. LaNysha AdamsEdlinguist Solutions, Founder
In 2016, Edlinguist Solutions was launched as a minority, woman-owned limited liability corporation headquartered in Maryland with its first office in Washington, DC. By combining our expertise in education and applied linguistics, Edlinguist offers a competitive, technology-driven alternative to traditional education models so that learners feel empowered to drive their own lifelong personal and professional development within and beyond institutions.
Our current client roster includes doctoral students committed to graduate school success, award-winning nonprofits, state-education agencies, Ivy-League universities, community colleges, local education agencies, high schools, and federal government agencies. We take pride in supporting not just our clients’ work, but their lifelong learning aspirations. We are members of the International Coaching Federation and we abide by their canon of ethics.
We pursue our mission through an integrated, holistic commitment to:
”We build power-within first, collectively second, and then we teach others how. At Edlinguist, we want all staff to feel seen, acknowledged, respected, and rewarded for their unique contributions.Dr. LaNysha AdamsEdlinguist Solutions, Founder
Meet the Team
Porsha Childs, Ph.D.
Expert Research Consultants & Certified Coaches
Adrianna Lazzarini McDonald
Candace Robick, Ph.D.
Accreditations and Affiliations
- American Evaluation Association
- American Educational Research Association
- American Association of Applied Linguistics
- Association for Strategic Planning
- CASE Minority Advancement Institute
- Conference on College Composition and Communication
- International Coaching Federation
- Linguistic Society of America
- Project Management Institute
- The Study for the Society of Social Problems
- Assessment 24×7
- Center for Creative Leadership
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Association for Talent Development
A weekly curated email of our team’s musings on education and what we can do to make our individual and collective worlds better by honoring cultural and linguistic diversity.