Alma Carina Castro, Ed.D.

Dr. Alma Castro is a School Board Member for Lynwood Unified School District. Dr. Castro is the Director of the Multilingual California Project at the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE). She oversees a statewide EWIG grant awarded to CABE and partners by the California Department of Education to implement the English Learner Roadmap State Policy.

Dr. Castro has committed her educator journey of twenty years to serving as a K-12 public school educator in multiple capacities: K-12 Teacher, English Learner Coordinator, Title III instructional coach and high school Administrator overseeing English Learner Programs, Special Education Programs, Parent Engagement Programs, School Safety and Teacher Professional Development.

Dr. Castro is an adjunct professor for CSULB and SDSU College of Education, teaching master level courses for the teacher preparation programs. Dr. Castro has also taught for the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Teacher Intern Program. Dr. Castro is a National Board Certified teacher in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Dr. Castro earned a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach. She earned a B.A. in Sociology and an M.Ed. in Teacher Education from UCLA. She obtained an M.A. in School Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Dr. Castro has published her work on the State Seal of Biliteracy and student achievement. She is a presenter and speaker for Parents, Educators, Administrators, Faculty on topics of: parent engagement, biliteracy and multilingual education, and building teacher capacity at local, national, and international conferences including: CABE, AERA, UCEA, CLSBA, school districts, and the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.