FL-ALAS FOUNDING PARTNERS
To provide networking, mentoring, and professional development opportunities to attract, retain, and promote Latino educators into leadership roles in the public school systems across Florida.
To provide avenues for Latino students and parents to become knowledgeable and engaged in the K-12 educational rights and options as well as in the post secondary college and career opportunities that are afforded and available to their children.
To advocate and promote policies and legislation that will provide equal rights, access, and opportunities to Latino students, ELL students, and other underrepresented minorities in the state of Florida.
The Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators(ALAS) was created by a group of Latino superintendents and administrators who met through the spring of 2003 to discuss the organizational structure, philosophy and goals of forming a national organization. ALAS not only serves as an acronym for the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendent, but was intentionally selected as a word in the Spanish language that means wings; generating wings to success for Latino educators and students to reach their dreams.
The Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (FL-ALAS) was founded in 2012 (originally as South Florida ALAS), by a group of Latino educational leaders in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties who saw the need to provide a way for Latino educators to collaborate and advocate on behalf of Latino educators, students, and families.
The mission of FL-ALAS is to develop and support Latino professional educators, current and aspiring, into positions of leadership through mentorship, networking and professional development.