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