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!
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.
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.
Don’t forget to check out new job postings!
ASA Qualified Evaluator Training Make sure your new leaders are qualified as soon as school starts. July 11-12 in Phoenix August 15-16 in Phoenix September 4-5 in Tucson (Flowing Wells USD) September 9-10 in [...]
This week lawmakers passed a state budget which makes a new deposit into the Rainy Day Fund to better prepare Arizona for the next recession but that step was overshadowed by more than $386 million [...]
May 30, 2019 Arizona Business and Education Coalition The Foreman Forecast by Dick Foreman, ABEC President & CEO Persistence can pay off!! By Dick Foreman In the midst of tumultuous [...]
Educational Organizations Offer Many Opportunities ASCD Offers Principal Academy Arizona ASCD is very excited to sponsor the first Arizona Principal Leadership Academy in partnership with ASCD starting in fall of 2019 and wrapping up in [...]
ALAS Annual Education Summit About the Event: The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents invites you to attend our 16th Annual Education Summit "Leadership: Conquering the Equity Gap!" in Orlando, Florida. October 16-19, 2019. Pre-conference [...]
GCU's Doctoral Community is Here for You Hi Panfilo, Thank you for the opportunity to connect at one of the many collaborative meetings and events. It is always enjoyable to make wonderful connections, new and [...]
ASBA Connect 5.16.19: Results-based funding still not equitable, AZEdNews launches classroom grant program PLUS more
ASBA Connect 5.16.19 Why results-based funding is not an equitable approach to helping public schools Governor Ducey's FY2020 budget proposal includes over $60M to nearly triple the amount of money going to results-based funding, which [...]
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. Scholarships will be presented at the Fall Annual Conference. Application process to be announced soon.
The Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (AZALAS) is providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The thirty (30) scholarships are $1000 each and available to students who will be attending a higher institution of post-secondary education during the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants are evaluated on quantitative and qualitative criteria, including academic achievement, extracurricular activities and student essays. Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the scholarship committee and are contingent upon high school graduation, as well as, acceptance to a higher institution of post-secondary education.
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. Scholarships will be presented at the Fall Annual Conference. Application process to be announced soon.
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
Mr. Louie Ramirez, Academic Support Specialist Sunnyside Unified School District, received the “Leaders of Tomorrow Award”.
Ms. Tida Garcia, School Board Member, Tolleson Elementary School District, Outstanding School Board Member, received the “Outstanding Governing Board Member Award”
Mr. Arturo Carrizoza, Retired Administrator and Consultant, received the “Lifetime Achievement Award”
Dr. Jacob Chavez, Superintendent Cartwright Elementary School District, received the “Outstanding Superintendent Award”
Mr. Rene Martinez, Assistant Principal Isaac Elementary School District, Leaders of Tomorrow Award, received the “Leaders of Tomorrow Award”.
Ms. Belinda Quezada, Principal Pendergast Elementary School District, received the “Outstanding Administrator Award”
Ms. Corina Madruga, School Board Member, Tolleson Union High School District, received the “Outstanding Governing Board Member Award”
Mr. Jose Arenas, School Board Member, Pendergast Elementary School District, received the “Outstanding Governing Board Member Award”
Conference Scholarship Awardees
Mr. Alfonso Landey, Principal Alhambra Elementary School District, received the "$10,000, Alejandro Perez/McCarthy Construction Scholarship"