Shervaughnna Anderson-Byrd, Director
Shervaughnna Anderson-Byrd comes to UCLA CRLP from the Los Angeles County Office of Education where she was a K-12 English Language Arts Consultant. She brings with her an extensive knowledge of coaching and has experience in establishing and nurturing professional learning communities. She is a former teacher, coach, site and district level administrator. She has experience working with diverse student populations throughout the United States of America and abroad. In addition, she has served on state committees concerning English Language Arts, English Language Learners, and instructional practices for African American students.
Carol Jago, Associate Director
Carol Jago is currently president-elect of the National Council of Teachers of English. Carol served as AP Literature content advisor for the College Board and has published six books for teachers with Heinemann. She has also published four books on contemporary multicultural authors for NCTE’s High School Literature series. Carol has written a weekly education column for the Los Angeles Times, and her essays have appeared in English Journal, Language Arts, NEA Today, as well as in other newspapers across the nation. She edits the journal of the California Association of Teachers of English, California English, and served on the planning committee for the 2009 NAEP Reading Framework and the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework.