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Krystal Diaz National Faculty

Krystal Diaz is committed to the belief that all students, regardless of socio-economic status, deserve a quality education. Her expertise lies in urban education where she has taught in both charter and public school systems supporting English Language Learners and students with special needs.

Krystal currently serves as a PBL instructional coach for the Montebello Unified School district in Southern California, a ConnectEd Linked Learning demonstration district. As a member of the Linked Learning development team, Krystal was a pioneer for Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways in her district and served as an English and Lead teacher within one of the career pathways. As a Lead teacher, she helped author a UC “a-g” approved English for Business course for the state of California. She has experiences teaching English at the middle and high school level. Krystal began her career as a special education teacher at a K-12 school in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Krystal holds a BA in Sociology and a minor in English and Spanish from Whittier College, a MA in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix, and a MA in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. She also currently teaches as an adjunct English professor at Long Beach City College.