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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.

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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2306, 2019

Are Your New Principals & AP’s Trained Evaluators?

By | June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Home Page Story|Comments Off on Are Your New Principals & AP’s Trained Evaluators?

  ASA Qualified Evaluator Training Make sure your new leaders are qualified as soon as school starts. July 11-12 in Phoenix August 15-16 in Phoenix September 4-5 in Tucson (Flowing Wells USD) September 9-10 in [...]

3105, 2019

AZChildren: A State Budget That Makes Students Wait

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: Home Page Story|Comments Off on AZChildren: A State Budget That Makes Students Wait

This week lawmakers passed a state budget which makes a new deposit into the Rainy Day Fund to better prepare Arizona for the next recession but that step was overshadowed by more than $386 million [...]

3105, 2019

ASA: Professional Development Opportunities

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: Home Page Story|Comments Off on ASA: Professional Development Opportunities

Educational Organizations Offer Many Opportunities ASCD Offers Principal Academy Arizona ASCD is very excited to sponsor the first Arizona Principal Leadership Academy in partnership with ASCD starting in fall of 2019 and wrapping up in [...]

3105, 2019

ALAS Annual Education Summit

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: Home Page Story|Comments Off on ALAS Annual Education Summit

ALAS Annual Education Summit About the Event: The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents invites you to attend our 16th Annual Education Summit "Leadership: Conquering the Equity Gap!" in Orlando, Florida. October 16-19, 2019. Pre-conference [...]

1905, 2019

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

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Home Page Story|Comments Off on ASBA Connect 5.16.19: Results-based funding still not equitable, AZEdNews launches classroom grant program PLUS more

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 [...]

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.

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!

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.