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.
We are pleased to announce the 14th Annual ALAS Education Summit in Houston, Texas from October 11-14, 2017. Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration and taking advantage of our Early Bird [...]
The legislature is just about finished.Therefore, the Annual ASBA/AASBO Legislative And Budget Wrap Up Webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM. To register for the ASBA/AASBO Legislative And Budget Wrap Up Webinar go [...]
*Dear State Affiliates!* *THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO PRESENT AT THE 14TH ANNUAL ALAS EDUCATION SUMMIT—**Leadership: Stepping Up to the Challenge* Do you have current data, research or best practices that make a positive impact on [...]
Tonight the legislature passed the FY 2018 Budget Legislation[HB 2545].If you are doing budget projections the inflation increase for FY 2018 is 1.31%. The base level for next year will be $3683.27 and with Teacher Comp the base [...]
School districts, education groups and taxpayers filed suit Monday to force lawmakers to pay for school maintenance and construction they have neglected for years. Plaintiffs gathered on the steps of Glendale Landmark Elementary School with [...]
One of the items being included in discussions regarding the state budget for next year [FY 2018] is a Results Based Funding Plan. The Governor's budget that was put out in January had $38 million [...]
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. Date and location of awarded scholarships is 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. 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). Date and location of awarded scholarships is to be determined.
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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