Elvira G. Armas
Elvira G. Armas is the director of programs and partnerships at the Center for Equity for English Learners as well as affiliated faculty at the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Throughout her career, Armas has actively engaged in collaborating with preK–12 educators to support leadership, curriculum development, integrated standards-based instruction, assessment, and family/community engagement in culturally and linguistically diverse settings. For more than three decades, she has served as a bilingual classroom teacher, mentor, district advisor, staff developer, grant writer, project director, and curriculum materials developer. She has also coauthored several articles, policy briefs, and chapters about issues related to teaching, learning, family/community engagement, assessment, and accountability. She has taught second language and literacy methods as well as foundational courses at several universities. She received her EdD with an emphasis on language, literacy, and learning from the University of Southern California.