Professor Madonna is a Lecturer, University Program Field Supervisor, and Faculty Affiliate in the Graduate School of Education. A former teacher for Boston Public Schools, she was the 2014 Co-Chair for the English Language Learners/Bilingual Education Advisory Council's Extending the Learning Consultation group for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She is a Parent Liaison for the National Center for Learning Disabilities and consultant for the Center for Applied Linguistics. Professor Madonna has over ten years of experience in teaching urban, multi-lingual / multi-grade inclusive classrooms, and in differentiating instruction for non-native English speaking students with learning differences in the general education classroom. She is a 2017 scholarship recipient for intensive training in the Orton Gillingham Approach and teacher certification by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). She holds a Master of Science in Bilingual/Multicultural Education and TESOL, a Master of Science in Education, and teaching licenses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-12), ESOL (PreK-12), Elementary Education (1-6), Foreign Languages: Italian (PreK-12), and as a Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6), and is a licensed educator in Connecticut.