Greetings fellow educators! My name is Nury Castillo Crawford newly appointed President of GALAS: Georgia Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. Currently I am a school administrator for Gwinnett County Public Schools. GCPS is the 8th largest district in the nation. We have 7 times more Hispanic/Latino students than we did in 1995! That's a huge increase and the more reason for all of us to be cognizant of the need for leaders and aspiring leaders to connected, collaborate and support each other as we strive to be present on a consistent basis for all of our students. I have been in public education for over 20 years. I was born in Peru, South America and migrated to this country with my family when I was 10 years old. I am committed to supporting GALAS and along with the board guiding our organization to optimum success to support our Hispanic / Latino Youth. Join us! Spread the word! SHARE this page! Call me (470-440-0018) with question or concerns. Inbox me... communication is the key to any relationship and without it we cannot be fully present. Adelante! Juntos para el beneficio de nuestros niños!
GALAS is the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS). GALASis an education professional association committed to the development of strong and effective leaders that will positively impact the academic achievement of Latino students. GALASprovides a platform where Georgia leaders can grow as professionals, collaborate, share resources and ideas, and advocate for our Latino youth.
GALAS Members benefit from the opportunity to network and collaborate with members from all georgia including the five largest Atlanta Metro-Area school systems (Atlanta, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Gwinnett County Schools). GALASmembers are also connected to the national ALAS organization and their present state affiliates leading change and influencing policy change and decisions in various states including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.
GALASprovides an opportunity for teachers, school administrators, principals, assitant superintendents, superintendents, and all educational professionals to work together on accomplishing its mission of developing leaders that will impact the academic achievement of Latino students.
See our membership area for more information on how to become a active member of GALAS.
The Georgia Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (GALAS) was formed in 2012 by a small group of dedicated administrators throughout the Metro Atlanta area with the goal of establishing an organization committed to identifying and developing school leaders to improve the educational outcomes of Latino students in Georgia. GALAS fouding members began the task of developing the Vision, Mission, goals, and bylaws for the organization as well as officially establishing GALAS as a non for profit organization.
GALAS was recognized by the National ALAS organization and became and official ALAS state affiliate in the fall of 2014.