4 Corners Latinx Leadership Academy

4 Corners Latinx Leadership Academy

Now accepting applications
Cohort #2 of the 4 Corners Latinx Leadership Academ


The 4 Corners Latinx Leadership Academy is a unique year long 8 session leadership seminar series plus a graduation event (a total of 5 event dates), bringing together the leadership expertise from four ALAS regional affiliates--AZALAS (Arizona), CO-ALAS (Colorado), ALAS de Nuevo Mexico (New Mexico), and ALAS-U (Utah).  Recognizing the disproportional representation of Latinx leaders at the executive level, the Academy seeks to  develop Latinx leaders who aspire to move into executive district/organizational leadership, e.g., executive directors, assistant superintendents, chief officers, and others. 


The Four Corners Latinx Leadership Academy “why”: Our purpose and vision 

Value Proposition: What Makes Us Unique and Stand Out


4 Corner Latinx Leadership Academy Participants . . .


  • Find opportunities to disrupt/address the disparity of Latino/a aspiring leaders to gain support, advocacy, awareness, and leadership components integral to both site and district leadership positions.
  • Collaborate with the four corner states to enhance and provide value to aspiring leaders that have aspirations to be leaders at both site and district based positions.
  • Learn strategies, systems, structures,  and processes needed to work at the executive level.
  • Receive mentoring, networking and guidance to connect specifically for leadership within the capacity of our four corner areas. 

The 4 Corners Latino Leadership Academy fosters the skills and understanding for Latinx in educational leadership. We are shaping a new narrative for Latinos in a variety of educational settings. Using an equity lens in our decisions, actions, and influence as we work with adults, students and families.

To be part of Cohort #2 of the Academy, please follow the instructions that follow:

Apply here:  https://bit.ly/3eeWJdv

Note: For selected participants, there will be a $500 registration fee*
(* Often school and/or district professional learning funds can be used)

  • Leadership sessions will occur quarterly, one in each region: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona.  Note: All sessions are planned to be in person.
  • Commitment:  It is expected that selected candidates attend all scheduled sessions, providing their own means of travel. Lodging and meals will be provided at each leadership session. Participants will receive contact hour recertification and can earn graduate credit.

Tentative Schedule for the 2021/22 4 Corners Latinx Leadership Academy

Note: All sessions are scheduled to be in person

  • Leadership Session #1 - Colorado, September 17, 18, 2021
  • Leadership Session #2 - New Mexico, November 12, 13, 2021
  • Leadership Session #3 - Utah, February 4, 5, 2022
  • Leadership Session #4 - Arizona, April 8, 9, 2022
  • Leadership Session #5 - Graduation - New Mexico, June 3, 4, 2022

For more information contact Dr. Ron Cabrera, 4 Corners Latinx Leadership Academy Project Director. Email:  ron.g.cabrera@gmail.com; cell: 970.744.8293


CO-ALAS is a professional education association that advocates for the continued development and placement of Latino/Latina administrators who are committed to quality public education for all students.


PO Box 13109
Denver, CO 80201