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AZALAS announces the implementation of our redesigned web site.  The work on this redesign has been going on for a couple of years and could not have been completed without the work of Ed Perkins, AZALAS Web Master and Gabbart Communications, an AZALAS Platinum Sponsor.  This new look includes an upgraded pay program called Cashless Campus which will allow for easier processing of payments.  We are excited about finally implementing this new look.  

In addition, the AZALAS Board of Directors at its annual retreat, also completed work on the AZALAS Membership Categories and Fees.  For the first time since the establishment of dues, the structure is being changed to be more in line with other education organizations.  In addition, this change will provide revenue so AZALAS can increase administrative and student scholarships.  The new categories will take effect on July 1 in time for the next fiscal year.  These new levels of membership consolidate the old levels and creates a new District Membership.  The levels are Superintendent $250, At Large $200 and District $4,000.  A description of benefits is included in the Membership Tab on the Web Site.  As we transition, anyone that has paid their dues since April 1, 2022, will be carried over into this new fiscal year. 

Welcome to our new website!

Panfilo Contreras – AZALAS Executive Director

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AZALAS Winter Conference 2022 Information!

AZALAS Familia!

AZALAS is announcing our Annual Conference action items. Explore the tabs above this section to learn more about calls for proposals, scholarship applications, and awards and recognition nominations. Thanks – AZALAS

Conference dates: November 6 – 7, 2022

Conference location: Harrah’s Ak-Chin, Maricopa, AZ

Conference theme: Dale ALAS…Sobresaliendo Juntos!  /  Providing wings to rise above!

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    AZALAS is calling for presentation proposals from individuals within school districts and other educational organizations for relevant and quality breakout sessions on topics critical to improving achievement of all children in the State of Arizona.

    Conference dates: November 6 – 7, 2022

    Conference location: Harrah’s Ak-Chin, Maricopa, AZ

    Conference theme: Dale ALAS…Sobresaliendo Juntos!  /  Providing wings to rise above!

    Presentation Strands:
    • Strategies to Accelerate Learning — Effective instruction for all learners e.g. Dual Language, ELL Learners, Gifted and Talented, Exceptional Education, Asset-Based, Technology, Increasing Rigor
    • Leading Social/Emotional Wellness (Well-Being) — Leaders, students, families, Emotional intelligence,  Dealing with post-pandemic adversity
    • Advocacy — Policy advocacy for all students success at the local, state and national level. Best practices by practitioners on ensuring quality education within the context of current political movements.
    • Promoting Student Agency — The student role in their learning, developing student voice, student leadership
    • Promoting a Growth Mindset — For students, teachers and leaders
    • Leadership Development — Professional pipelines, collaboration and networking, mentorship, including Operations Leadership development
    • Current Data, Research and Information from Education Partners

    Presentations should be 50 minutes in length and designed to actively engage and support participants. Successful respondents may be asked to present presentations on both days.

    Due Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022

    To submit a Call for Proposal, click here: Call for Proposals Submission Form

    Thank you – AZALAS

  • AZALAS Familia!

    We are excited to announce three (3) scholarship openings which will be presented at the AZALAS Winter Conference. Please see below for information on how to apply for each 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.

    In honor of Dr. Alejandro Perez, founding member, AZALAS is offering a $10,000 scholarship. One requirement for this scholarship is that the applicant needs to have been accepted into a Doctoral Program in Education Leadership.

    The scholarship will be awarded at the November 2022 Annual Conference.

    Please use this form to submit your application to be considered for the Alejandro Perez Scholarship.

    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 November 2022 Annual Conference.

    Please use this form to submit your application to be considered for the Ben Barcon Scholarship.

    Valley Schools Management Group, AZALAS Signature Sponsor, is generously providing a $5,000 scholarship to an AZALAS Administrator pursuing an advanced degree.

    Please use this form to submit your application to be considered for the Valley Schools Scholarship.

    We look forward to receiving your scholarship submissions!

    Thank you – AZALAS

  • AZALAS Familia!

    We are excited to announce the opening for the annual conference awards and recognition nominations! Please click the links below for details on how to nominate a candidate in the following areas

    Conference dates: November 6 -7, 2022

    Conference location: Harrah’s Ak-Chin, Maricopa, AZ

    Conference theme: Dale ALAS…Sobresaliendo Juntos!  /  Providing wings to rise above!

    Due Date:  Sunday, September 4th, 11:59 P.M.

    Thank you – AZALAS

Antonio Cediel AZALAS Winter Conference 2022 Keynote Speaker
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