In addition to serving on the NVUSD board, Chaidez is a member of the Napa Valley Gang and Youth Violence Commission.
The leadership program is the first of its kind in the United States to focus on preparing the next generation of school system leaders with the skills necessary to close achievement gaps and specifically address the needs of English Language Learners and other disenfranchised groups.
Participants were selected for the program based on their proven record of leadership and commitment on raising the level of student achievement for students of color and for English Language Learners for the school districts they serve.
Their level of dedication to serving the needs of children and their families was also considered essential for selection.
year-long program will cover: curriculum & instruction/assessment; equity leadership & community engagement; governance & strategic planning; leadership & preparing to become a superintendent preparation; management systems & structures; and government relations.
Experienced superintendents and other educational professionals will share their expertise at the sessions.
About the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)
Established in 2003, ALAS is an educational professional association advocating for Latino youth through professional development, interaction and networking among administrators in school districts nationwide that serve Latino students. The national nonprofit was formed in response to the lack of national advocacy and representation of Latino administrators and students by the existing mainstream professional associations.