Dr. Teresa Alonzo, Associate Director of School Networks for WestEd’s Educational Leadership and System Design, will present with education experts at the California Association of Latino Superintendents & Administrators (CALSA) Focus on Results 2024 Conference, held February 1–3 in San Jose, California.
This year’s conference theme is ¡Adelante! Move Forward! Affirming and Empowering Our Community!
The conference offers education leaders from California an opportunity to influence the development and delivery of products and services that support students.
Dr. Teresa Alonzo will present at a CALSA Classified Leadership Clinic and share the story of Alisal Union School District’s path to receiving the California School Boards Association (CSBA) 2023 Golden Bell Award for Professional Development.
Thursday, February 1
Session: Classified Leaders Clinic: Level Up Your Leadership!
Time: 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Empire Room
Presenters: Teresa Alonzo (WestEd), Juan Santos (President-Elect, CALSA), and Rosa E. Coronado (San Francisco Unified School District)
In this CALSA Classified Leadership Clinic, the presenters will explore what administrators can do to level up their leadership and be a high-impact leader in their school or district. Session participants will gain insights about strategic leadership in non-instructional settings, building and leading high-performing teams, developing effective communication and collaboration, adapting to change, and more.
Saturday, February 3
Session: Partnering for Success in Alisal USD: The Journey to Create a Culture of Collaborative Leadership to Improve System-Wide Outcomes
Time: 11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Location: Empire Room
Presenters: Dr. Teresa Alonzo (WestEd) and Monica Anzo (Alisal Union School District)
This session will share Alisal Union School District’s journey. Participants will also practice using tools and processes to articulate their vision for improvement and identify the necessary structures and key people who will be the chispa (spark) to lead improvement efforts.
Participants will leave this session with a draft plan for building capacity to enact the vision in their system.
Dr. Alonzo works with school and district leadership teams to build capacity and scale implementation of effective teaching, learning, and leading. She is also the Director of the Mentoring Program at CALSA.