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ALAS de Nuevo México Leadership Institute: Supporting English Learners

posted Oct 3, 2013, 4:07 PM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico   [ updated Oct 4, 2013, 10:31 AM ]

Join us for the first ALAS de Nuevo México Leadership Institute from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.  The topic will be "Supporting English Learners Through a Culturally Proficient Lens." It will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center and is sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education and is being presented in partnership with La Cosecha 2013, the Bilingual Multicultural Bureau of New Mexico Public Education Department and the Albuquerque Public Schools Cultural Proficiency Team.

The desired outcomes for this day of learning and networking is to have district and school administrators understand how to assess their own individual reflective practices and their school and district progress in meeting the needs of English Learners (ELs) through a culturally proficient lens.

District and school administrators will understand how to use a culturally proficient lens by examining the four tools of Cultural Proficiency: Barriers, the Continuum, the Guiding Principles and the Essential Elements.

Thanks to our sponsor, McGraw-Hill Education, which recognizes that developing the talents of our citizens to build and maintain a skilled global workforce starts with preK-12 education.

Go here to register for the ALAS de NM Leadership Institute.

Minutes from Interim Board Meeting on 5-23-2013

posted Oct 3, 2013, 3:33 PM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico

Read the minutes from the May 23, 2013 Interim Board meeting.

June 2013 Newsletter

posted Jun 4, 2013, 2:17 PM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico   [ updated Jun 4, 2013, 2:48 PM ]

La Consecha Pre-Conference Planning

A committee has been working to prepare for the ALAS de NM Leadership Institute on Nov. 6, a pre-conference workshop that will take place in conjunction with the 18th annual La Consecha Conference at the Hyatt Regency. The pre-conference, which is expected to attract up to 150 people, will center on legal issues, policy and advocacy with a focus on English Learners through the cultural proficiency lens. The committee is working on finding sponsors. National ALAS Executive Director Veronica Rivera and President-Elect Dr. Thelma Melendez will be speakers at the La Consecha conference. To get involved, contact Theresa Archuleta at archuleta_t@aps.edu.

Go here for more information on La Consecha Dual Language Conference

New Mexico Coalition for School Administrators

ALAS de NM is seeking to become an affiliate member of the New Mexico Coalition for School Administrators. We will present at the Coalition’s conference from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at the Hyatt Regency. 

Go here for more information on the NMCSA Conference

Fundraising

ALAS de NM is looking at several sponsor options. Members who might know of organizations that would be willing to support ALAS de NM are asked to contact Diego Gallegos at dgallegos303@comcast.net.

Board Elections

The interim board is preparing for board elections. Members who might be interested in running for a position on the board are encouraged to contact Interim Presidents Anthony Griego at griego_a@aps.edu or Mario Zuniga mario.zuniga@mesavista.org.

Board Minutes

The approved minutes from the March Interim Board Meeting are now posted to the website.

Go here to read the minutes

National ALAS Convention in Denver

Save the Date – 10th Annual ALAS Education Summit Oct. 16-19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Go here for more information

Recruiting New Members

Know someone who might be interested in joining our organization? Send them to our website at ALASdeNM.net where they can get more information and sign up. Membership is free for now.

Are You Social?

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @ALASdeNM

Contact Us

Email us at alasdenm@gmail.com or contact our interim board members:
Co-President Anthony Griego - griego_a@aps.edu
Co-President Mario Zuniga - mario.zuniga@mesavista.k12.nm.us
Vice President James Lujan - JALUJAN@sfps.info
Treasurer Ray Trejo - ray.trejo@demingps.org
Secretary Jacqueline Costales - costales@aps.edu
Publicist/Historian Johanna King - king_joh@aps.edu
Member-at-Large Chris Sanchez - sanchez_chris@aps.edu
Advisor: Eddie Soto - soto_e@aps.edu
Advisor: Yvonne Garcia - garcia_y@aps.edu
Advisor: Martin Sandoval - sandoval_mc@aps.edu

 

Minutes from March 2013 Interim Board Meeting

posted Jun 4, 2013, 11:40 AM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico


March 2013 Newsletter

posted Mar 8, 2013, 10:36 AM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico

ALAS de Nuevo México Newsletter

March  2013


Volunteers Wanted to Help Plan Workshop

We have been invited to host a daylong pre-conference workshop on Nov. 5 in conjunction with La Consecha Dual Language Conference Nov. 6-9 in Albuquerque. The workshop will include a session on cultural proficiency and round table discussions. Volunteers are needed to help plan with planning. If interested, contact Theresa Archuleta at archuleta_t@aps.edu by the end of the month.

Volunteers Wanted to Help Present at the NMABE Conference in April

ALAS de NM will have the opportunity to share information about our organization during the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education State Bilingual Conference April 25-27 at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque. If you’re interested in helping prepare and/or participate in this presentation, contact Diego Gallegos at dgallegos303@comcast.net.

Interim Board Seeks Input on Strategic Goals

The Interim board, in order to facilitate a smooth transition for the first elected board, is working on developing strategic goals. The goals being discussed for the organization are:

·         Promote Latino Leadership

·         Education Equity

·         Advocating Educational Policy

·         Building Latino Leadership Capacity

·         Strategic Partnerships

The board would like membership input on these goals. Please sent suggestions and concerns to interim board co-presidents Anthony Griego at griego_a@aps.edu and Mario Zuniga at Mario Zuniga (mario.zuniga@mesavista.org) (mario.zuniga@mesavista.org).

Minutes from the January and February Interim Board Meetings

The approved minutes from the January and February Interim Board Meetings are now posted to the ALAS de NM website.

Go here to read the minutes

Recruiting New Members

Know someone who might be interested in joining our organization? Send them to our website at ALASdeNM.net where they can get more information and sign up. Membership is free for now.

Upcoming Events  

CO-ALAS (Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents) annual conference in April 13 in Denver 

NMABE (New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education) State Bilingual Conference April 25-27 at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.

The ALAS National Summit in Denver Oct. 16-19

 La Cosecha Dual Language Conference in November 6-9 in Albuquerque 

National ALAS Recognizes APS Superintendent as Outstanding Educator The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Board of Directors recognized Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks with an Outstanding Educator Award at its 8th Annual ALAS Recognition Reception in February.

Go here to read more.

Are You Social?

 Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @ALASdeNM

Contact Us

Email us at alasdenm@gmail.com or contact our interim board members:
Co-President Anthony Griego - griego_a@aps.edu
Co-President Mario Zuniga - mario.zuniga@mesavista.k12.nm.us
Vice President James Lujan - JALUJAN@sfps.info
Treasurer Ray Trejo - ray.trejo@demingps.org
Secretary Jacqueline Costales - costales@aps.edu
Publicist/Historian Johanna King - king_joh@aps.edu
Member-at-Large Chris Sanchez - sanchez_chris@aps.edu
Advisor: Eddie Soto - soto_e@aps.edu
Advisor: Yvonne Garcia - garcia_y@aps.edu
Advisor: Martin Sandoval - sandoval_mc@aps.edu

APS Superintendent Recognized as Outstanding Educator by National ALAS

posted Mar 8, 2013, 8:37 AM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Board of Directors recognized Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks with an Outstanding Educator Award at its 8th Annual ALAS Recognition Reception in February. 

The award is in recognition for Brooks support of ALAS and the establishment of the ALAS state affiliate in New Mexico. “Superintendent Brooks is an excellent example of an educational leader who is committed to creating a learning environment where students thrive,” said Veronica Rivera, ALAS Executive Director. “We need more leaders like him if we are to produce thoughtful, intelligent, talented students ready to join the 21st century workforce.”

Brooks pushed for the creation of the New Mexico affiliate of ALAS, authorizing APS Associate Superintendent Eddie Soto to put together a steering committee made up of administrators from across the state. As a result, ALAS de Nuevo México was formed in the spring of 2012.

Like its parent organization, the mission of ALAS de Nuevo México is to advocate for public education by inspiring and cultivating the development and promotion of Hispanic educational leaders for the benefit of all students.

“New Mexico needs to develop and support strong educational leaders who can help improve the academic success of all students, including our Hispanic children,” said Brooks. “I’m proud to be a member of ALAS and now ALAS de Nuevo México because I believe we need to come together as a state and a nation if we want to see all students succeed in school and in life.”

ALAS de Nuevo México now has more than 100 members from the across the state and is partnering with like-minded organizations including the New Mexico School Board Association, the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators and Dual Language of New Mexico to provide a voice, an advocate, for all of the state’s public school students. Any school or district administrator interested in getting involved with ALAS de Nuevo México is encouraged to visit the organization’s website at ALASdeNM.net.

 

Newsletter Jan/Feb 2013

posted Feb 13, 2013, 8:32 AM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico   [ updated Feb 13, 2013, 8:36 AM ]

Bilingual Day at the Roundhouse
ALAS de NM will be recognized as part of Bilingual Day at the State Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15.

NMABE Bilingual Educators Institute
ALAS de NM will present at the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education’s annual Bilingual Educators Institute on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Buffalo Thunder Resort outside of Santa Fe. The theme of the conference is “Implementing the Common Core Standards for ELLs/Students in Bilingual Education Programs.”

January Interim Board Meeting
The interim board met on Jan. 9 at the APS administrative building in Albuquerque. The board finalized the organization’s bylaws and agreed to have them reviewed by an attorney.
Go here to read the final draft of the bylaws.

The board discussed plans to participate in several upcoming conferences including:
Volunteers Wanted to Plan for Conference
Volunteers are needed to help plan for participation in La Cosecha Dual Language Conference in November. Proposed plans include a half-day pre-conference on cultural proficiency and a half-day round table discussion on a variety of topics. Those interested may contact an interim board member or send an email to alasdenm@gmail.com.

ALAS de NM Featured in National Newsletter

Efforts to recruit members in a state as vast as New Mexico was the focus of an article featured in the national organization’s winter newsletter. The article in “Wings of Change,” written by ALAS de NM advisor Eddie Soto, discussed efforts by the state organization to partner with organizations that share similar goals and aspirations including the New Mexico School Board Association, the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators and Dual Language of New Mexico. “ALAS de Nuevo Mexico continues to sharpen its focus and direction and will only continue to grow as we align ourselves and network with other organizations across the vast state of New Mexico with similar visions and goals,” Soto wrote.
Go here to read the article.  

Taos Administrators Conference
Members of ALAS de NM presented at the Taos Administrators Conference in January. The presentation provided some background on both the national and state organization, and provided a roadmap for the journey that lies ahead for the New Mexico chapter.
Taos leaders were told that ALAS de NM is establishing networks that support educational advancement for all students; advocating for the improvement of the educational process; developing pathways for leadership opportunities; providing mentorship and support.
The presentation also discussed the implications of the Hispanic achievement gap. For example, is estimated that high school dropouts will earn $375,000 less than graduates during their lifetime. 
The presentation is posted below.

Seeking New Members
Know someone who might be interested in joining our organization? Send them to our website at ALASdeNM.net where they can get more information and sign up. Membership is free for now.

Are You Social?
If you are, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter  @ALASdeNM

Contact Us
Email us at alasdenm@gmail.com or contact our interim board members:
  • Co-President Anthony Griego - griego_a@aps.edu
  • Co-President Mario Zuniga - mario.zuniga@mesavista.k12.nm.us
  • Vice President James Lujan - JALUJAN@sfps.info
  • Treasurer Ray Trejo - ray.trejo@demingps.org
  • Secretary Jacqueline Costales - costales@aps.edu
  • Publicist/Historian Johanna King - king_joh@aps.edu
  • Member-at-Large Chris Sanchez - sanchez_chris@aps.edu
  • Advisor: Eddie Soto - soto_e@aps.edu
  • Advisor: Yvonne Garcia - garcia_y@aps.edu
  • Advisor: Martin Sandoval - sandoval_mc@aps.edu

Bylaws Approved Pending Legal Review

posted Feb 12, 2013, 3:32 PM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 3:33 PM ]

The ALAS de Nuevo México Bylaws and Collective Agreements were approved by the interim board at its January meeting pending a legal review. The final draft of the bylaws is posted below.

Minutes from the 12-14-12 Interim Board Meeting

posted Jan 8, 2013, 12:49 PM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico


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