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Javier Vaca

Javier Vaca is a teacher and instructional coach at Health Sciences High and Middle School in California. He previously served as an elementary school teacher and a reading intervention specialist.

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Javier Vaca

Javier Vaca is a teacher and instructional coach at Health Sciences High and Middle School in California. He previously served as an elementary school teacher and a reading intervention specialist.

Javier’s work on literacy instruction, productive group work, and effective assessment in the classroom has been published in a number of scholarly journals.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Florida and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from San Diego State University. He is Bilingual Crosscultural Language Academic Development–certified, and has multiple- and single-subject teaching credentials.


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Presentations by Javier Vaca

  • Gradual Release of Responsibility Instructional Framework
  • Close Reading as Part of Balanced Literacy
  • Purpose Setting and Modeling
  • Productive Collaborative Group Work in the Classroom
  • Effective Formative and Summative Assessment