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ALAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet the ALAS Board of Directors 

PRESIDENT
Ana V. Ortiz 
Retired Superintendent
Oxford Public Schools
Oxford, Connecticut
(Term expires 10/20)
PRESIDENT ELECT 
Dr. Francisco Duran
Chief Equity Officer; Virginia State Board of Education Member
Fairfax County Public Schools

Falls Church, Virginia
(Term expires 10/20)
 
TREASURER- DIRECTOR REGION 2 NORTHWEST
Dr. Gustavo Balderas
Superintendent
Eugene School District 4J
Eugene, Oregon
(Treasurer Term expires 10/20 | Regional Term expires 10/22)
SECRETARY - DIRECTOR REGION 5 MIDWEST
Dr. Charles Johns
Superintendent
Glenbrook High School District 225
Glenview, Illinois

(SecretaryTerm expires 10/20 | Regional Term expires 10/21)
DIRECTOR - AT LARGE, HIGHER EDUCATION
Dr. Maria Ott
Executive in Residence
USC School of Education

Los Angeles, California 
(Term expires 10/21)

 

 
  DIRECTOR - REGION 1 WEST
  Dr. Ruth Perez
  Superintendent
  Paramount
  Unified School District, 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 4 CENTRAL
 Juan E. Cabrera Jr. JD.
 Superintendent
 El Paso Independent School District
 El Paso, Texas
 (Term expires 10/22) 
DIRECTOR - REGION 6 NORTHEAST
Assistant Superintendent
East Ramapo Central School District
Spring Valley, New York
(Term expires 10/22)
DIRECTOR AT LARGE 
Dr. Danna Diaz
Superintendent of Schools
Reynolds School District
Reynolds, Oregon 
(Term expires 10/22) 
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) 
Review the Board Commitment Form | Read the ALAS bylaws
 
VACANCIES:
  • Director - Past President (Term expires 10/20)
  • Director - Region VII Southeast (Term expires 10/21) 
  • Director - Region VIII New England (Term expires 10/22)
  • Director - Affiliate At Large (Term expires 10/22)
  • Director - Affiliate At Large (Term begins 10/20)