2019 AZALAS Annual Conference Information
Annual Conference Info:
Theme: Change For The Future: Cultivating & Empowering Culturally Responsive Leaders
When: November 3rd and 4th, 2019
Sign In: November 3rd, 11:30 am
Where: Hilton El Conquistador Hotel, 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
celebration of culture and work to improve opportunities for Latino students in Arizona’s
public schools. Conference general sessions include Richard Carranza, Chancellor
New York City Public Schools, Dr. Marla Franco Professor University of Arizona,
Martin Mares Ivy League Project and an energizing student panel.
Please see the hompage for presentation opportunities (above), nominations for awards and
application for scholarships to be presented during the conference (below).
The deadline for submitting all of these is September 15th.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, AZALAS President
Maria Federico-Brummer, Conference Chair
The Hilton El Conquistador has arranged a block of rooms at the rate of $125 plus tax and fees.
They have waived the resort fee for us!
Reservations can be made on line at
or for special needs by calling Dawn Glass at 520 544-1155.
The deadline for reservations at this conference rate is October 15th.
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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"