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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 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers for General Session

Rocío Inclán

Eugene García

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AZALAS Annual Conference Details

“Unidos: Ayer, Hoy Y Mañana”

We are happy to announce the theme and registration for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of AZALAS previously known as AHSAA. We will be gathering at the Crown Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ, from 12:00 PM registration and 1:00 PM General Session, October 28th to 2:30 PM Closing, October 29th. Registration is available online by clicking the button.

The San Marcos has a room block set aside at the rate of $119 plus tax and fees and reservations can be arranged by calling 1-877-685-5594. The deadline for room reservations at this conference rate is October 4th. Be sure to say you are part of the AZALAS Annual Conference.

The conference committee is working hard at producing a fun, engaging and educational celebration of culture and work to improve opportunities for Latino students in Arizona's public schools. Please click the button for, presentation opportunities, nominations for awards and application for scholarships to be presented during the conference. The deadline for these is September 7th. Registration can also be completed by clicking the button.

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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 [...]

2010, 2018

Last Chance for AZALAS Conference Hotel Room Reservation

By | October 20th, 2018|Categories: Home Page Story|0 Comments

Last chance to reserve a hotel room for the AZALAS Annual Conference at the Crown Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort!  You can call Jill Nashley at 480 857-4411 or email jill.lee@sanmarcosresort.com by Thursday October 25th.  We hope [...]

1210, 2018

ASU Morrison Institute: Understanding Arizona’s Propositions

By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Home Page Story|0 Comments

Understanding Arizona's Propositions Arizona voters will be asked to pass judgment on five measures on the ballot in the November 2018 general election. Four propositions call for amendments to the Arizona Constitution. Two propositions were [...]

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.

AZALAS HS Scholarships 20 awarded at $1000 each

The Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (AzALAS) is providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The twenty (20) scholarships are $1000 each and available to students who will be attending a higher institution of post-secondary education during the 2018-2019 school year. 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. NOTE: Incomplete application packages will not be accepted. The scholarship enrollment will be announced in early 2019.

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.