Meet the Reading/Language Arts Team

Leslie Zoroya
is a Consultant II for Reading/Language Arts in the Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Leslie serves as a member of the CA State Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee subcommittee for Language Arts, was the lead author of the 2008 Reading/Language Arts Adoption Toolkit, and has lead many Distinguished Schools, Gold Ribbon and Program Quality Review teams. Leslie was selected by the CDE to be a Content Review Expert for the 2015 English Language Arts/English Language Development Primary Adoption.


She also spent five years working on a special literacy project in the LACOE juvenile court schools, implementing reading intervention programs at 17 probation camps and starting dorm, school and classroom libraries for students. She wrote curriculum, coached teachers and monitored three new literacy based programs in the division.


Leslie is also the coordinator of the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee. She began the competition thirteen years ago and has grown the program to become a well-known and beloved yearly event in the county. She has written a District Spelling Bee Kit to assist school and district bee coordinators in planning and hosting spelling bees. She also began the Literacy Lifts Annual Conference last year and established the Beth Dalton Memorial Literacy Award, given for the first time in 2017.


Contact Information: or 562.922.6496


Silvia Trinidad
is the Administrative Secretary to the Reading/Language Arts unit in the Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She handles all registration for events and trainings hosted by the unit through our Online Management System (OMS). Silvia processes all payments, orders, accounts receivable, and invoicing for the unit. She also provides all of the photography services for the LA County Spelling Bee and Literacy Lifts Conference.


Contact Information: or 562.922.6348