• Support aspiring and current Latino/a administrators and educational leaders.
  • Support aspiring and current Latino/a administrators and educational leaders.
  • Support aspiring and current Latino/a administrators and educational leaders.
  • Support aspiring and current Latino/a administrators and educational leaders.
  • Support aspiring and current Latino/a administrators and educational leaders.
  • Support aspiring and current Latino/a administrators and educational leaders.

 

Who we are. 

CO-ALAS is a professional education association that advocates for the continued development and placement of Latino/Latina administrators who are committed to quality public education for all students.
 

We are committed to:

  • Promoting effective educational practices with Latino/ELL students, which also benefit all students
  • Collaborating with local, state and national educators to promote Latino/ELL student success
  • Providing career enhancement opportunities through professional development and mentoring

CO-ALAS members and supporters include:

  • School superintendents, administrators, teachers and support staff
  • Representatives from the Colorado Department of Education
  • Representatives from the Colorado Department of Higher Education
  • Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents
  • Various educational publishers
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    Contact Us

    CO-ALAS
    PO Box 13109
    Denver, CO 80201
    info@co-alas.org


CO-ALAS Board

Chair


Tracy Gallegos

Director of Equity and Inclusion
Mesa County Valley School District #51
1 Year Term - Began 2021
Tracy.Gallegos@51schools.org 


Co-Chairs


Teresa Barajas

Principal, Northglenn High School
Adams 12 Five Star School District
3 Year Term - Began 2021
bar009946@adams12.org


Luis Murillo
Assistant Superintendent
Alamosa School District
3 Year Term - Began 2021
lmurillo@alamosa.k12.co.us

Secretary


Dr. Ron Cabrera

Leadership Consultant
2 Year Term - Began 2021
ron.g.cabrera@gmail.com 

Treasurer


Carrie Yantzer
Leadership Development Strategist
Capturing Kids Hearts
2 Year Term - Began 2022
carrieyantzer1@gmail.com

Chair Elect


Dr. Boris Costa-Guerra

Interim Director of Activities
Denver Public Schools
2 Year Term - Began 2020
bcostaguerra@gmail.com

Past Chair


Tara Peña

Chief of Family, School, and Community Partnerships
Jefferson County Schools
1 Year Term - Began 2021
Tara.Pena@jeffco.k12.co.us

Executive Director


Don V. Rangel

Executive Director - Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents
President/CEO DVR Educational Consulting Group Inc.
Superintendent of Schools (Retired)
dvrangelsr@gmail.com 


OUR MISSION


The mission of CO-ALAS is to support aspiring and current Latino/a administrators and educational leaders by promoting best practices, professional learning, communication and networking.

OUR GOALS


Effectively communicate our vision and mission.

  • Promote the organization to increase membership.
  • Work cooperatively with educational organizations to advocate for quality and equitable public education.
  • Provide regular updates about key educational issues
  • Increase support from corporate sponsors

Provide members with opportunities for professional learning by sharing best practices.

  • Create learning opportunities regarding effective school/district administration and leadership.
  • Promote learning opportunities on effective instructional practices.

Develop leadership capacity to increase the number of under-represented educational leaders.

  • Mentoring opportunities for members.
  • Networking opportunities for members.

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Conferences & Events

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUR EVENTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Events


The 9th Annual 
K-12 CO-ALAS Administrator Job Fair

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, January 21, 2023

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
St. Peter Claver S.J. Hall
Regis University – Lowell Campus
3333 Regis Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80221
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Educators, if you are seeking administrative positions for the 2023-2024 school year, please plan to attend the 9th annual CO-ALAS Administrator Job Fair. The fair hosts Human Resource Personnel who are recruiting educators for administrative positions. Currently, this is the only fair that specifically focuses on job opportunities for K-12 administrators.
 

School districts that have participated in the past include: Adams 12 Five Star School District, Aurora Public Schools, Brighton 27J, Cherry Creek Schools, Denver Public Schools, Adams 14 School District, Douglas County School District, Garfield Schools, Greeley-Evans School District 6, Jeffco School District, Littleton School District, Mapleton School District, Mesa County School District 51, Morgan County School District, Sheridan School District, St. Vrain School District, Thompson School District, Westminster District 50.

Take advantage of the 2023 job fair to connect with school district representatives and learn about opening for the coming school year!

This event is free to all K-12 Educators!

Sponsored by:
Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents (CO-ALAS)
Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators (CASPA)
Regis University – Education Leadership Program

For more information contact, Don Rangel, Executive Director at info@co-alas.org.

Interested in having a booth at the Job Fair? Register your representatives now! 
$175 for the first 2 representatives: Register Here
$30 each for additional representative: Register Here





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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MEMBERS

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Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents

 
LA LUZ DE LIDERAZO - A MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT
February 2023

Welcome to the CO ALAS Membership Spotlight. Each month we introduce you to one of our many CO-ALAS members. Let’s see what they are doing and what’s on their mind!

This month we are featuring Pablo Joucovsky, Assistant Principal of Emily Griffith High School in Denver Public Schools.

Pablo shares his professional career and current bio below. You can read the diverse experiences that have led to his various leadership roles. One of our shining stars!

Career Highlights & Education

Managing The New Comer Center at South High School rooted my teaching on equity and empathy. As a teacher I was always passionate and devoted to populations who were linguistically, culturally and racially diverse. With this frame of mind I was able to develop curricula for Math and Science that showed to be highly effective, engaging and culturally relevant. This is the lens that I’ve maintained as I’ve taken on leadership and administrative roles in the district. Being able to coach teachers and increase the impact of my experience with international students is work that I enjoy and am grateful to be able to do in DPS.  

  • Mile High Teacher of the Year 2010
  • Winner of Colorado Jared Polis Inspirational Teacher Award 
  • DPS Coach of the year 2013 and 2014                                   
  • Recipient of Denver Public School Board of Education for Exemplary Multi Linguistic Learners Teaching Practices

What is exciting about my job?
The most exciting part of my work as an Assistant Principal is that I am able to develop meaningful relationships (not only with students), but with the whole school community. I use these relationships to tirelessly work to dismantle barriers for our students to bring much needed systemic changes.

Words from a consejero/a.
As a leader, do not ever use power; but use reason, empathy, and love; to make meaningful changes the world so much needs!

Advice you would give a new superintendent or school leader:
Dear Superintendent, always remember students are not numbers….they are the essence shaping our future.

If you catch me outside the office, you’ll find . . .
...loving and enjoying my family, playing the guitar, and reading science fiction.

How does CO-ALAS add value?
As a Latino, an immigrant, and an educator CO-ALAS is giving me the much needed lift, with connections to an unimaginable network of resources.

Collaboration

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR AFFILIATES, SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Affiliates


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National Organizations
ALAS – Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents
ALAS is the national association created for the purpose of identifying, recruiting, developing and advancing Latino school administrators in order to improve the educational accomplishments of Latino youth. 



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OUR TWEETS

CO-ALAS is a professional education association that advocates for the continued development and placement of Latino/Latina administrators who are committed to quality public education for all students.

CONTACT US


CO-ALAS
PO Box 13109
Denver, CO 80201
info@co-alas.org

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