Alphabetical Listing of Presenters

Last Name 
I  and J

CAROL JAGO: has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She has published many books with Heinemann including The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis. She is also author of With Rigor for All: Meeting Standards for Reading Literature and Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough and published books on contemporary multicultural authors for NCTE. She is a consulting author on the new Into Reading and Into Literature programs from HMH. In 2015 Carol was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and in 2016 the CEL Exemplary Leadership Award. She has been named by the U.S. Department of Education to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board overseeing the NAEP assessments. She is incoming president of ILA’s Adolescent Literacy group.

AERIALE JOHNSON: teaches second graders for liberation at Washington Elementary School, a school bursting with the energy of multiculturalism and multilingualism in downtown San Jose, CA. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, specializing in early-middle childhood literacy, and a recipient of many grants and fellowships. Aeriale most recently served as a Heinemann Fellow. She is an Associate Director for the San Jose Area Writing Project, facilitating professional development for teachers and writing workshops for children, and serves on NCTE’s Build Your Stack committee. Her blogs, articles, and essays have been published by Heinemann, the International Literacy Association, and Scholastic.

ELIZABETH JORGENSEN: Language Arts Teacher, Arrowhead Union High School