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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.

Announcing the Jacob “Buddy” Chavez Scholarship for High School Seniors – Submission Deadline May 3rd!

Don’t forget to check out new job postings!

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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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2405, 2019

Illuminate Education: Let’s Achieve Equity in Schools, Together

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Achieving Equity in Schools June 27, 2019 True equity in schools remains elusive despite decades of attention and reform. Join us for a live broadcast of the "Achieving Equity in Schools" panel, led by former Boston Public [...]

1905, 2019

Expect More Arizona: Keeping You Connected: Advocacy Updates May 13-17, 2019

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Weekly Legislative Update Rumor has it that we may see budget proposals introduced by the House and Senate next week. As negotiations continue behind closed doors, email your legislators and tell them to make funding for [...]

1905, 2019

ASBA Connect 5.16.19: Results-based funding still not equitable, AZEdNews launches classroom grant program PLUS more

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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 [...]

1505, 2019

Expect More Arizona: Action Alert – Help Close the Achievement Gap in Arizona

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Action Alert: Close Arizona’s Achievement Gap We have an opportunity to help close the achievement gap in Arizona by supporting English language learners. The first step is to encourage your State Senator to VOTE YES ON [...]

1505, 2019

K12 Insight: 2 Weeks Left to Secure School Safety Funding

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Time is quickly running out to apply for school safety funding. Application deadlines for a series of popular school safety grants hit in late May and early June. The first of those is the School [...]

Scholarship Opportunities

Alejandro Perez and McCarthy Scholarship

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.

2019 AZALAS High School Senior Scholarship

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.

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. Scholarships will be presented at the Fall Annual Conference. Application process to be announced soon.

Ben Barcon Scholarship

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

Conference Scholarship Awardees

Conference Entertainment – Student Mariachis and Ballet Folklórico

Student Art Contest Winner, Sergio Arredondo, Jr.

We are thankful to our sponsors!

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