Center for the Advancement of Reading
California State University
Office of the Chancellor
Ms. Nancy Brynelson is the Co-Director of the CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading. Before coming to the CSU in 2001, she served for seven years as a consultant in the California Department of Education, primarily in the area of reading/language arts. Ms. Brynelson began her career in Monterey County as a bilingual teacher and an English as a Second Language teacher. As an administrator she served seven years as a principal of a high-poverty, diverse elementary school and eight years as a director of categorical programs and special projects in various school districts. A product of the California State University, she earned her M.A. and specialized credentials from San Jose State University.