Luz Maria C. Salazar, a highly experienced EDC curriculum and instructional design specialist, has expertise in language and literacy development, pre-K–8 education, and meeting the needs of students with diverse needs. A former teacher in Mexico and in Massachusetts, she is dedicated to supporting educators in improving learning outcomes for all students.

Currently, Salazar is advancing the goals of two early learning initiatives: Young Mathematicians and Supporting Science Inquiry, Interest, and STEM Thinking for Young Dual Language Learners.

Before joining EDC, Salazar taught in the public and private sectors, from preschool through middle school and in Spanish immersion programs. She also worked as an assistant teacher for students with diverse needs, including visual impairments, autism, ADHD, and language difficulties. Earlier in her career, she was a lead prekindergarten teacher at a private school in Mexico.

Salazar holds an MA in Education from Lesley University with a major in Special Education, and an MA in Early Education from Cambridge College. She received a BS in Psychology from the University of Guadalajara. She is fluent in Spanish and English.