Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) Superintendent Michael Hinojosa has been named the 2017 Latino Superintendent of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).
The award will be presented during the ALAS annual awards gala on Thursday, April 27 in Washington, D.C. In a statement issued to Hinojosa from ALAS, Executive Director Nancy Lewin remarked that this year’s candidates were considered among a competitive selection process.
“The committee was very impressed with your application, your work, your passion and commitment to education and your continued involvement with ALAS,” Lewin said in a statement.
The 3rd Annual Awards Gala will also honor other ALAS members for their contributions in addressing challenges in the education sysem, particualry those impacting Latinos.
ALAS’s data suggests, by the year 2025, Latino children will make up 25 percent of the school-age population. In states like Texas, the association says Latinos have already reached that level. Thus, their mission is focused on identifying, recruiting, developing and advancing Latino school administrators in order to improve the educational accomplishments of Latino youth.