Equity & Leadership

ALAS Creates Leadership Academy for Women Superintendents

Applications are now open for a new leadership academy being offered through the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

The Women Superintendents Policy Leadership Academy is designed “to help new female superintendents learn advocacy skills and develop their understanding of navigating and implementing education policies,” according to ALAS. “This women-led, women empowerment superintendent preparation academy is for diverse female leaders who believe every child should have equitable access to quality public education. It focuses on developing participants’ competitiveness to lead in diverse student communities that are seeking change leaders to advance innovation, student voice and equity. This unique program is aimed at increasing the number of women in the CEO seat of public school systems across this nation. Presenters will include district and state women superintendents, elected officials and business leaders.”

Former Hawaii State Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto will lead the academy, which will involve both virtual and in-person meetings.

Applications for the academy are being accepted through July 31 for its 2021-2022 cohort, “which begins in September, 2021 and runs through May, 2022,” according to ALAS. Further information can be found at alasedu.org.

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