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ALAS Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

  • Posted on: 1 February 2019
  • By: lauraware

Contact:  Dr. Nancy Lewin, Executive Director, nlewin@alasedu.org

ALAS ANNOUNCES 2018/2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—January 31, 2019—The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has accounced its new Board of Directors, composed of representatives from Latinx-serving school districts throughout the country.

ALAS Board members are recognized as leaders in K-12 education and work diligently to expand educational opportunities for all students, particularly those who are underrepresented or underserved.

Following is the 2018/2019 Board of Directors:

 

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)

 

PAST PRESIDENT 

Jose L. Banda 

Former Superintendent

Sacramento City Unified School District

Sacramento, California

(Term as Past President expires 10/20)

  

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

Dr. Alex Marrero

Assistant Superintendent

East Ramapo Central School District

Spring Valley, New York

(Term expires 10/21)

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Nancy Lewin

Executive Director

Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)

Washington, D.C.

 

“We are so fortunate to have the leadership of some of the most talented, dedicated educators in the country,” said Dr. Nancy Lewin, ALAS executive director. “Their leadership helps to make ALAS a stronger organization focused on our mission of advocacy and access to education for all students.”

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