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Focused on the Future

At AZALAS, we stay focused on what matters.  That means always looking for the next aspiring Latino administrators for our great state.  We support the efforts on continued excellence and Latino leadership in education.  It is our goal to find and mentor Latino administrators, as we have successfully done for over  20 years!

Shifting Gears

Transitioning into the new year brings us a new name and clearly defined priorities.  We are at the forefront of important issues for Latino Administrators within the state.

Collaborating Within

We are always collaborating with our members, whether at one of many social mixers or our annual conference.  Our member base is continually expanding to the men and women of education around Arizona.

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We are always offering exciting benefits to our members.

Such as periodic social networking events, a golf tournament, and an annual collaboration conference
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512, 2018

Pressing Legal Matters for School Leaders December 2018

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Home Page Story|0 Comments

Arizona School Leaders, 1.4% of US K-12 Students are undocumented (potentially more in AZ) and you face many legal issues concerning the rights of these students. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) published a brief article [...]

1811, 2018

Fully Funded Vision Grant for School Districts

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Home Page Story|0 Comments

District Leaders, This is an opportunity for a fully grant-funded gift for your school district. Yes, it is true.  There is no sales pitch to follow. UnitedHealthcare’s press release announced a grant to VisionQuest 20/20 to expand access to modernized [...]

3110, 2018

AZALAS Congratulates Annual Conference Recognized Individuals

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Home Page Story|0 Comments

AZALAS would like to congratulate the following individuals for their recognition and reception at this year's annual conference! Photos and highlights will be posted soon.   Mr. Herman Moya, Retired Superintendent, Founding Committee Member Dr. [...]

3110, 2018

Where Do Your Candidates Stand on Funding for Public Schools?

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Home Page Story|0 Comments

  Did you know that more than $800 million in annual funding is still missing from our schools since the recession, due to budget cuts in full-day Kindergarten, building repair and maintenance, career and technical [...]

2209, 2018

Video: Bioscience Program at Sunnyside High School Prepares Students for Future Careers PLUS The Latest State and National Headlines

By | September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Home Page Story|0 Comments

FEATURED STORY Bioscience program at Sunnyside High School prepares students for future careers (+ Video) When students put on their lab coats and take part in the bioscience program at Tucson’s Sunnyside High School, they [...]

Scholarship Opportunities

Valley School Admin Scholarship $5,000 Awarded at the 2018 AZALAS Annual Conference

As the Latino population continues to grow in the United States, the need for more Latino school administrators is greater than ever. In 2012 Latino children became the largest ethnic group in K-12 public schools in Arizona. However in 2016 only 15% of Administrative positions were held by Latino School Leaders in K-12 public schools in Arizona. The Valley Schools Admin Scholarship is funded by a generous donation from Valley Schools Management Group. AZALAS recognizes Latino administrators for their leadership by providing assistance toward an advanced degree in education. The top recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship award. The scholarship will be made payable to the recipient and will be awarded at the Fall Annual Conference. The deadline for scholarship applications has passed. Scholarships will be awarded at the October annual conference.

Ben Barcon Scholarship Awarded at the 2018 AZALAS Annual Conference

As the Latino population continues to grow in the United States, the need for more Latino school administrators is greater than ever. In 2012 Latino children became the largest ethnic group in K-12 public schools in Arizona. However in 2016 only 15% of Administrative positions were held by Latino School Leaders in K-12 public schools in Arizona. The Ben Barcon Scholarship is funded by donations from various activities sponsored by AZALAS. AZALAS recognizes Latino administrators for their leadership by providing assistance toward an advanced degree in education. The top recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship award. The scholarship will be made payable to the recipient and will be awarded at the Fall Annual Conference. The deadline for scholarship applications has passed. Scholarships will be awarded at the October annual conference.

Alejandro Perez Scholarship Awarded at the 2018 AZALAS Annual Conference

As the Latino population continues to grow in the Unted States, the need for more Latino school administrators is greater than ever. In 2012 Latino children became the largest ethnic group in K-12 public schools in Arizona. However in 2016 only 15% of Administrative positions were held by Latino School Leaders in K-12 public schools in Arizona. AZALAS is offering a $10,000 scholarship this year, thanks to our partner, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., who is co-sponsoring the scholarship for the third consecutive year ($5,000 from the Annual Alejandro Perez Memorial Golf Tournament & $5,000 from McCarthy). The scholarship will be awarded at the Fall Annual Conference. The deadline for scholarship applications has passed. Scholarships will be awarded at the October annual conference.

AZALAS Partners with AZ Schools Now!

At the January meeting, AZALAS accepted an invitation to be affiliated with AZ Schools Now. We strongly encourage our stakeholders to become active with their coalition’s activities. Please visit their website at http://azschoolsnow.org to take the Strong Schools Pledge! AZALAS has taken the pledge along with many other organizations!

AZALAS Supports DREAMers and DACA!

AZALAS Prop 301 Statement Signed by Board of Directors

Annual Conference Awards, Nominations and Highlights

Conference Scholarship Awardees

Conference Entertainment – Student Mariachis – Sunnyside High School Diablitos

Outstanding Student Panel

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The Governor's Office has released the Proposed Budget for next year.
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The Final ESSA Regulations Have Been Released

To read the entire 383 page document click here

For the four page press release click here

To find the six page summary click here

We are thankful to our sponsors!

Please click on a sponsor logo to be taken to their website.  You may also visit our Sponsors page to learn more about our sponsors or become a sponsor.