Deborah Costa-Hernandez, EdD
National Center for urban school transformation
Dr. Deborah Costa-Hernandez has over 30 years of service in education, having held roles as a bilingual teacher, language arts specialist, and a school and district administrator. Throughout her career, she has been an advocate for underserved students and their families. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the California Reading & Literature Project at UC San Diego, a professional development organization that provides professional development for teachers in reading, literacy, and language development throughout the state. She holds an Ed.D. from San Diego State University.