Dear colleagues,

AASA is seeing the imperative of increasing the percentage of Latino/a superintendents. Dr. Gladys Cruz from upstate New York and I will be co-teachers for this important initiative.

Scientific evidence points to the importance of having #edleaders reflect the demographics of the students we serve.  Some benefits: better student outcomes, attendance and less suspensions/expulsions. Join @AASAHQ in lifting up aspiring Latino and Latina leaders. Learn more →

ALAS does incredible work in this area, but the purpose is to increase it even more given the amazing students that we serve in our country.

Hopefully, you can sign up your aspiring Latina/o superintendents.  I would also love to have you as guest speakers, please let me know if you would be interested.

Thank you for being difference makers!  Please let me know if you have any questions.



Dr. Lupita Ley Hightower

Superintendent/Treasure Hunter

Tolleson Elementary School District

All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!