Mission CISD superintendent earns national award


            Mission, Texas- The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has announced that Dr. Ricardo López, Mission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District) superintendent, will be the recipient of their Latino Superintendent of the Year award for 2016.

            ALAS will recognize school district superintendents and administrators from across the nation at its second annual Leaders in Education Awards Gala, to be held April 25, in Washington, D.C.

            Numerous education professionals, congressional representatives, and business leaders will attend the event at the historic Mayflower Hotel to celebrate best practices in public education, particularly in serving Hispanic populations. ALAS state affiliate members nominated superintendents and administrators whose work exemplifies the best in the field.

            “This recognition is a direct reflection of the commitment of excellence from the entire Mission CISD family that includes teachers, staff, ancillary, administrators, board members, and community working together and always putting students first,” López said.  “I am proud that their efforts have gained the attention of state and nationally renowned organizations. The amazing thing is, the best is yet to come.”

            “While the field of education is ever changing, the one constant is the need to serve youth in the best way possible, ensuring their scholastic experience is fruitful and rewarding,” said Veronica Rivera, ALAS executive director. “These outstanding honorees do just that through their leadership and commitment to all students, Latinos in particular.”

            The ALAS mission is to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students, with an emphasis on Latino youth, by building capacity, promoting best practices, and transforming educational institutions.

             Pictured from the awards presentation are: Roberto Rodriguez, White Deputy Assistant to the President for Education; Dr. Ricardo Lopez, Mission CISD superintendent; Veronica Rivera, ALAS executive director.

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