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Reginald Grant, MSEd selected for the State of California

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Team


October 23, 2017, Sacramento, CA, Reginald Grant, MSEd selected for the State of California English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Team. From a pool of about 275,000 teachers, approximately 40 highly qualified educators are selected to participate in the development program. This team works on the Standards setting for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). The summative assessment for all English Language Students. The event is hosted by The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS), the developers of the standardized test. This is the second time Mr. Grant has been selected to work on a statewide exam, in 2011 he was on the California High School Exit Exam (CASEE) Review Team.

Grant is considered a leading expert on Reaching and Teaching African American and other urban youth. A certificated English teacher, since 2oo2 teaching urban youth, English Language Learners and international ESL students. Has a Master’s in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). A former NFL player for the New York Jets, he also finds time to serve on several boards of national organizations working with youth. Including the NAAAA presenters of the “Watkins Award” for scholar-athletes, Powers Women’s Network and the GCUMM, General Commission on United Methodist Men.

He is the author of "Thoughts of An Urban Teacher" (2017), "Effective Mentoring in the 21st Century" (workbook 2017), "Success Stories Insights by African American Men"(2016 book and textbook 2017), “A Case for Bilingual Education” (2015),“A Teacher’s View Education in America.”(2014) and numerous teacher guides, workbooks, and articles.


He is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others and sees education as the force for change. He is an alumni member of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society. Prior to entering education, he was a businessman and professional athlete (New York Jets, NFL & Ottawa, CFL) after graduation from the University of Oregon. He often speaks on Culturally Inclusive Curriculum, ESL, Mentoring and the Winners Mindset. He is a co-founder of, Grant Language Academy and A Family of Authors. Visit him online at

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