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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2009 Annual AHSAA Conference  - “Latino Leadership: Digital Challenges and Opportunities” in Tucson this past week.  Your presence made this year’s conference another great success. 

If you missed this year’s conference - the day included keynote speaker Dan Domenech, Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators, who shared the latest legislative updates in education along with information on the new stimulus package.  The morning and afternoon breakout sessions focused on communication and the digital advantage using innovative and creative technology in the classrooms. 

At lunch President Mike Martinez, and Executive Board Members Dr. Manuel Isquierdo, Dr. Maria Figueroa, and Dr. Jacob Chavez presented the following awards. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Dr. Frank D. Galas, Retired Professor from NAU
  • Dr. George Garcia, Retired Superintendent from TUSD

Outstanding Administrator Award

  • David Luna, Director of Educational Television, Mesa Public Schools
  • Lorena Escarcega, Director Professional Development, Sunnyside Unified School District
  • Dr. Manuel L. Isquierdo, Superintendent, Sunnyside Unified school District
  • Roman Soltero, Principal, Tucson Unified School District
  • Sergio Gutierrez, Principal, Roosevelt School District

Aspiring Administrator Award

  • Christina Valdez, Teacher, Tucson Unified School District
  • Alejandro Ochoa, Teacher, Sunnyside Unified School District
  • Eneida Orci, Teacher, Sunnyside Unified School District

The 2009 Dr. Alejandro Perez $5,000 Scholarship was awarded to Arturo Sanchez, Principal, Cartwright School District.

Congratulations to all for receiving their well-deserved awards!




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