ALAS will honor 18 education leaders from around the country on Saturday, Oct. 9, in Washington, D.C., as part of its National Education Summit. Oregon is well-represented.
ALAS awarded National Latino Teacher and Administrator Advocate of the Year to Anthony Rosilez, the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission executive director. Carmen Xiomara Urbina, deputy director for the Oregon Department of Education, earned National Latina Advocate of the Year.
Gustavo Balderas, the 2020 National Superintendent of the Year while serving the Eugene School District, earned a Champions of Equity Award. He was the first Latino to win the national superintendent of the year. He is now superintendent of the Edmonds School District in Washington.
The ALAS National Education Summit brings together hundreds of government, school and nonprofit education advocates to discuss local and national challenges for Latino and other historically marginalized students. As of 2019, nearly a quarter of Oregon’s students identified as Latino.