To elicit input and draw from the diverse perspectives of established and dedicated educators, advocates, and leaders who have a deeply rooted interest in the current state and future of English Learner education and policy


  • Act as an advisory body and information filter for CEEL's Director, Associate Director and staff
  • Provide guidance, feedback, and expertise on CEEL's work and overall structure, including processes for evaluation and outreach in an effort to ensure the highest level of impact and efficacy
  • Advise the Center for Equity for English Learners on long-range plans, proposals, research and evaluation efforts, and professional development initiatives
  • Identify and advocate what types of products and educational offerings should be developed and offered for the education of English Learners through the CEEL
  • Participate in advisory sessions to discuss the marketing of educational offerings, materials and other CEEL resources
  • Recommend and engage in activities and initiatives that further the CEEL's mission and support the work of the educational community

Advisory Board Members

  • Janice Gustafson-Corea, CEO, California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)
  • Alicia Maldonado, President, Mockingbird Communications
  • Maria Quezada, Ph.D., Director, Project 2INSPIRE
  • David Ramirez, Ph.D., Senior Researcher and Evaluator, Wexford, Inc.
  • Robert Rueda, Ph.D, Professor, USC Rossier School of Education
  • Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, Executive Director, Californians Together