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.
AZALAS announces a theme and location of the annual conference.
Location: The Hilton El Conquistador
November 5th and 6th 2017
Address: 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: (520) 544-5000
The theme is “Engaged, Inspired and Committed to Excellence for Latino Scholars”
Request for proposals to present will soon be announced for the following strands:
- Advocacy for Latino Communities
- Effective Instructional Practices
- SEI, 4 hour block
- Community Engagement
- Educational Sanctuary
- Multiple Language Benefits
- Promoting Cultural Sensitivity
- How Leaders Can Ensure Equity, Excellence and High Expectations
AZALAS is now accepting award nominations to be presented at the annual conference on Monday, November 6, 2017 in Tucson, AZ. The award categories are as follows: AZALAS Outstanding Superintendent or Administrator of the Year [...]
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The Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (AzALAS) is providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The twelve (12) scholarships are $1000 each and available to students who will be attending a higher institution of post-secondary education. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Be a graduating high school/charter school senior. 2. One parent must be of Hispanic heritage. 3. Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 The Arizona Hispanic School Administrators Association Scholarship Committee directs all decisions regarding scholarship awards. 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 Committee and are contingent upon high school graduation, as well as, acceptance to a higher institution of post-secondary education. The scholarship dates are to be determined.
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 November Annual Conference. The deadline for scholarship applications is October 6th, 2017.
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. 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 November Annual Conference. The deadline for scholarship applications is October 6th, 2017.
2016 AZALAS Guest Speakers
- Dr. Francesca Lopez is an Associate Professor in the Educational Policy Studies and Practice Department in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. Her presentation was titled, “Creating a Staff Mindset that Expands Access and Opportunity for Rigor (AP/Dual Enrollment) for Latino Kids.”
- Mr. Carlos Contreras is the Regional Public Affairs Director for Arizona and Latin America at Intel. He has served as a resource to media on STEM initiatives and the importance of creating access to these opportunities for young people. His presentations was titled, “Technology Changes and Future Skills.”
Annual Conference Awards, Nominations and Highlights
Dr. Marvene Lobato, Fowler Elementary School District, received the “Outstanding Superintendent Award”
Dr. LeeAnn Lawlor, Cartwright Elementary School District Assistant Superintendent, received the “Outstanding Administrator Award”
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