Happy New Year fellow administrators, members, and supporters of NHAE, I am hopeful that 2021 will be better than 2020. We know that in a week we will have new leadership in Washington and, if confirmed, a Latino Secretary of Education. These are very welcomed changes to our membership and the communities we serve. This change cannot come soon enough as many of us witnessed on television the siege of the seat of democracy last week by extremists who have bought into disinformation, misinformation, and conspiracy theories. As leaders of schools many of us have as a goal educating our students to become productive and contributing members of society. To do so we must ensure that our students have a strong foundation in social science and civics education. In addition, with the prevalence of social media platforms and news media outlets online, we must teach our children how to check sources and understand how to identify when information being shared is not factual and has a nefarious purpose. Not doing so will lead even more of our future voting citizens down a dangerous path. This is an important part of providing our communities a quality education, which is one of the goals of this organization. As a social science endorsed educator, I cannot stress this enough. As we continue supporting our teachers with providing our students a quality education in a remote setting, we must now prepare to support our teachers with doing this in a different and more challenging context - one in which they may have students both in front of them in the classroom and at home simultaneously. I hope today’s presentation , here at NHAe, helps provide us some clarity on how to best support our teachers for this scenario and lay out for them a foundation for success with this new teaching model. We know as leaders we must face these challenges through the lens of adaptive leadership and engage all stakeholders to find solutions to this constantly evolving context caused by the current pandemic. Once again, I am hopeful we can do that as long as we support each other throughout this crisis. Please continue advocating for the communities you serve, and most of all remember to take care of yourselves. Dr. Antonio Acevedo President of the Network of Hispanic Administrators in Education
Dear NHAE Colleagues and Friends,
Networking with other fellow administrators is paramount during these challenging times. The NHAE Executive Board wants you to know that you are not alone in continuing to serve the families of Chicago Public Schools and other surrounding Latino communities. We are here for you.
You are cordially invited to NHAE's first virtual General Membership Meeting to be held on September 24th. At this time, NHAE will waive the membership fee for SY20-21 due to Covid-19. We need you to complete a NHAE Membership Form and provide us with a personal email address to receive the invite. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the meeting link.
Here are the by-laws of the organization for your convenience. Please take a few moments to preview. We will need members to volunteer for the ad hoc committees.
NHAE Corresponding Secretary
NHAE 2020-2021 Membership Meetings
General Membership Meetings:
Thursday September 24, 2020, 5:00-7:00 pm via Zoom
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 5:00-7:00 pm via Zoom
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 5:00-7:00 pm TBD
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:00-7:00 pm TBD
Annual Retiree and Scholarship Banquet: Friday May 21, 2021
June 28, 2020
Dear NHAE Community:
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president of the Network of Hispanic Administrators in Education for the past 9 years. With the support and hard work of my colleagues on the executive board, Judy Sauri, Maria Fresse-GIffels, Veronica Iturralde, and Terri Campos, NHAE’s record of accomplishments expanded on the work of previous boards to include: increased membership, networking opportunities, mentoring, principal preparation sessions, collaboration with like-minded organizations, advocacy work, and increased scholarship awards.
Last week the outgoing executive board witnessed the virtual installation of the incoming NHAE board, and I am extremely confident that the work of the organization will continue to expand under the leadership of Antonio Acevedo, Terri Campos, Maria Fresse-Giffels, Nelly Robles, and Elba Iñiguez. I ask that you continue to stay engaged and support the work of NHAE on behalf of securing quality and equity of programs and services for Latino educators, students, and communities.
Thank you for the work that you do and for your commitment to the communities you serve. I look forward to the next in-person NHAE event!