• 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


Jesus Escárcega
Director for Culture, Equity and Language
Sheridan School District
2 Year Term - Began 2021
jdescarcega@ssd2.org 

Chair Elect


Dr. Boris Costa-Guerra

Interim Principal, West Leadership Academy
Denver Public Schools
2 Year Term - Began 2020
bcostaguerra@gmail.com

Past Chair


Tara Peña

Executive Director of Middle Schools
Adams 12 Five Star Schools
1 Year Term - Began 2021
Tara.C.Pena@adams12.org 


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


13th Annual Leadership Conference
April 23, 2022
ESPERANZA

Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Education Support Center
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roberto Montoya
CDHE's First Ever Latino Chief Educational Equity Officer

View the flyer

APPLY HERE AFTER APRIL 15: $225

APPLY TO BE A SPONSOR HERE



CO-CABE Annual Conference
Looking Ahead: Transformative Bilingual Educaiton for Addressing the Whole Student
February 16-17, 2022
VITRUAL ONLY - Register Today!

Register Today!




 

CANCELLED
5th Annual Latina Leadership Conference
She Se Puede
Saturday, February 12, 2022

Due to current health and safety concerns, CO-ALAS has decided to cancel the 5th Annual Latina Leadership Conference on February 12.  

We plan on rescheduling the Latina Leadership Conference in the Fall of 2022 and will take into consideration alternative opportunities for both virtual and in-person events.


 

CANCELLED
The 8th Annual CO-ALAS
K-12 Administrator Job Fair

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Due to current health and safety concerns, as well as the staffing issues our school districts are facing, it was agreed between the CO Association for Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents and the CO Association of School Personnel Administrators to cancel the January 22nd Annual Administrators Job Fair.  
 
CO-ALAS will work with CASPA to collect and post upcoming administrative openings for the 2022-23 school year, starting February until May, for our members and colleagues to review.  
 
We will plan on hosting the annual job fair for 2023 and will take into consideration alternative opportunities for both virtual and in-person events.

 


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Estrellas

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MEMBERS

Estrellas

Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents

 
LA LUZ DE LIDERAZO - A SPECIAL EDITION SPOTLIGHT
September 2022
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

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 is a special edition where we are featuring future Rising Stars: our CO-ALAS Student Scholarship recipients!

In the spring of 2022, our CO-ALAS Board approved to award five, $1,000 Scholarships to first generation Colorado Latinx high school seniors enrolled in an institution of higher learning this fall. The Board received 21 applications and selected 5 exceptional students for the annual scholarship. Congratulations to our CO-ALAS Scholars!

THE CLASS OF 2022 CO-ALAS SCHOLARS

 Luis Angel Armenta
Colorado School of Mines


Evelyn Arroyo
University of Colorado - Boulder

Isabella Eaton
Metro State University of Denver

Monika Gonzalez
Colorado Mesa University

Sonia Vidrio Maldonado
Colorado School of Mines

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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