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ALAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Interested in serving on the ALAS Board of Directors?

Nominations may be submitted by State Affiliates, ALAS Board Members and self nominations.

  • All nominations must submit the Board Nomination form linked below, resume, bio, and cover letter describing why nominee is interested in serving as an ALAS Board of Directors.
  • Per ALAS bylaws, nominees must currently be serving at the executive level (e.g., superintendent, assistant superintendent, or other similar executive level position) and a current ALAS member. 
  • The nominees will be brought before the ALAS Board of Directors for a vote at a Board of Directors meeting. 
At the July 2019 Board Member Retreat, the board has made a decision to reorganize positions as follows: 
  1. ALAS will eliminate two (2) At Large positions and add two (2) Director - Affiliate At Large positions.
  2. First Director - Affiliate At Large position term begins 10/19 (term expires 10/22) 
  3. Second Director - Affiliate At Large position begins 10/20 (term expires 10/23) 

Learn More About the ALAS State Affiliates 

Review the Board Commitment Form | Read the ALAS bylaws

VACANCIES:

  • Director - Region VII Southeast (current vacancy, term expires 10/19)
  • Director - Region I West (vacant starting 10/19, term expires 10/20)
  • Director - Region IV Central (term expires 10/19)
  • Director - Region II Northwest (term expires 10/19) 
  • Director - Region VIII New England (vacant starting 10/19)
  • Director - Affiliate At Large (term begins 10/19)
  • Director - Affiliate At Large (term begins 10/20) 

Please note the following current directors are eligible to serve an additional term: Director Region II and Director Region IV.  

PRESIDENT - REGION 8 NEW ENGLAND 
Ana V. Ortiz 
Superintendent
Oxford Public Schools
Oxford, Connecticut
(Term as president expires 10/20; Regional representation expires 10/19)
PRESIDENT ELECT - AT LARGE
Dr. Francisco Duran
Chief Equity Officer; Virginia State Board of Education Member
Fairfax County Public Schools

Falls Church, Virginia
(President Elect Term expires 10/20; Board Term expires 10/19)
 
TREASURER- DIRECTOR REGION 2 NORTHWEST
Dr. Gustavo Balderas
Superintendent
Eugene School District 4J

Eugene, Oregon
(Term expires 10/19)
DIRECTOR - AT LARGE
Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor
New York City Public Schools

New York, New York
(Term expires 10/19)
DIRECTOR - REGION 5 MIDWEST
Dr. Charles Johns
Superintendent
West Chicago Elementary District 33

West Chicago, Illinois
(Term expires 10/21)

SECRETARY - DIRECTOR REGION 1 WEST
Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana
State Administrator
Office of the State Administrator
Inglewood Unified School District

Inglewood, California
(Term expires 10/20)
DIRECTOR - AT LARGE, HIGHER EDUCATION
Dr. Maria Ott
Executive in Residence
USC School of Education

Los Angeles, California 
(Term expires 10/21)

 

DIRECTOR - REGION 3 SOUTHWEST
Dr. Lily DeBlieux
Superintendent
Pendergast Elementary School District 
Phoenix, Arizona 
(Term expires 10/21)

 

 

 
DIRECTOR - REGION 6 NORTHEAST
Assistant Superintendent
East Ramapo Central School District
Spring Valley, New York
(Term expires 10/21)
DIRECTOR - REGION 4 
Juan E. Cabrera Jr. JD. 
Superintendent
El Paso Independent School District 
El Paso, Texas 
(Term expires 10/19)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr. Nancy Lewin
Executive Director
Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)

Washington, D.C.