Dr. Elvira G. Armas is the Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) and Affiliated Faculty in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Throughout her career, she has been actively engaged in collaborating with TK–12th-grade educators in the areas of leadership, curriculum, integrated standards-based instruction, assessment, and family/community engagement in culturally and linguistically diverse settings. Over the past 32 years she has served as a bilingual classroom teacher, mentor, district advisor, staff developer, grant writer, project director, and curriculum materials developer. She has also co-authored several articles, policy briefs, and book chapters about issues related to teaching, learning, parent/community engagement, and assessment. She has also taught reading, writing, and second language methods as well as foundational courses at several universities. Dr. Armas holds a Teaching Credential, with Bilingual Authorization in Spanish as well as an administrative credential. She earned an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Language, Literacy and Learning.
University of Southern California: Ed.D., Educational Leadership (Emphasis in Language, Literacy, and Learning)
University of Southern California: M.S., Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)
University of Southern California: B.S., General Studies with Bilingual-Cross cultural Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
Areas of Expertise (5)
Bilingual and Dual Language Development
Industry Expertise (2)
Home-School Collaboration for Diverse CommunitiesIncluding Families and Communities in Urban Education
2011 This chapter is based on a study that was conducted as part of a district-wide effort to improve home-school partnerships with Latino and African American parents in a large, diverse urban school district...