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ALAS de NM Adopts Bylaws, Selects Interim Officers

posted Oct 9, 2012, 9:41 AM by ALAS deNuevoMéxico   [ updated Oct 9, 2012, 4:52 PM ]

ALAS de Nuevo México, an affiliate of the national Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, adopted bylaws last weekend that emphasize the group’s mission to “advocate for public education by inspiring and cultivating the development and promotion of Latino educational leaders for the benefit of all students.”


The newly adopted bylaws are posted in both English and Spanish on the ALAS de NM website:


The ALAS de NM steering committee met at a meeting open to all members, and also selected interim officers who have been charged with a variety of tasks including increasing membership across the state. The interim officers are:

·         Co-President: Anthony Griego, Albuquerque Public Schools

·         Co-President: Mario Zuniga, Mesa Vista Consolidated School District

·         Vice President: James Lujan, Albuquerque Public Schools

·         Treasurer: Ray Trejo, Deming Public School District

·         Secretary: Jacqueline Costales, Albuquerque Public Schools

·         Publicist/Historian: Johanna King, Albuquerque Public Schools

·         Member at Large: Chris Sanchez, Albuquerque Public Schools.


In addition, Eddie Soto, chairman of the ALAS de NM steering committee, will serve as an advisor to the organization.
The steering committee chose interim co-presidents to assure that both large and small school districts from different parts of the state were equally represented.  


The interim board released the following statement: "Bienvenidos. We cordially invite you to be part of this exciting journey to transform education, eliminate achievement gaps and ensure that all New Mexican students are successful. The time is now that we must act with urgency to inspire, cultivate, develop and promote Hispanic/Latino educational leaders for the benefit of all students."
ALAS de NM plans to meet on the second Friday of the month at 4 p.m. at the APS administration building, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE. The next meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. All members are invited to attend the meetings.


Membership is extended to administrators and aspiring administrators in education. Retired education administrators and students pursuing a degree in education administration or related fields are also invited to join, as are educational institutions.


For its inaugural year, ALAS de NM will be suggesting a $25 donation individual membership fee. The money will help pay for professional development opportunities the organization hopes to offer in the coming months. More information on fees will be forthcoming.


To join, visit the ALAS de NM website at

ALAS deNuevoMéxico,
Oct 9, 2012, 9:41 AM
ALAS deNuevoMéxico,
Oct 9, 2012, 9:41 AM