Carol Jago

Carol Jago

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school for over 30 years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She is past president of the National Council of Teachers of English and has published many books with Heinemann including her latest, The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis. Carol has been awarded the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award and the NCTE Exemplary Leadership Award.

Carol Jago Receives Prestigious NCTE Award

Each year the Conference on English Leadership identifies one individual who has made truly exceptional contributions to literacy leadership across his/her career. After reviewing many highly deserving individuals, the CEL selected Carol Jago as the recipient of the CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leadership Award. In 2022 Carol was awarded the NCTE James R. Squire Award for her transforming influence and lasting intellectual contribution to the profession.

Carol is the editor of CATE’s own California English journal. We are honored to have her as part of the CATE family. Please join us in congratulating Carol for this prestigious award.