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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

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


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

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 or Mario Zuniga

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 where they can get more information and sign up. Membership is free for now.

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Co-President Anthony Griego -
Co-President Mario Zuniga -
Vice President James Lujan -
Treasurer Ray Trejo -
Secretary Jacqueline Costales -
Publicist/Historian Johanna King -
Member-at-Large Chris Sanchez -
Advisor: Eddie Soto -
Advisor: Yvonne Garcia -
Advisor: Martin Sandoval -