|Juan (left), Richard (right)|
But in addition to being captured engaging with POTUS, Arnie Duncan, and others, Richard and Juan met with other politicians and organizations, representing the hopes and aspirations of thousands of communities, including those of Latino/a students and parents. And given the relatively small number of Latino leaders in education, they also carried the stories of thousands of teachers and administrators. It's as though we were right there with them. I am excited that they had this incredible opportunity, and look forward to hearing how the President and Secretary of Education reacted to the input offered by my colleagues and others.
Both Richard and Juan serve as Superintendents in two large urban districts, and are graduates of the ALAS Leadership Academy. I, as well as their 13 fellow cohort mate, are very proud of them. One a personal note, Richard is also my Superintendent in San Francisco, so I'm extra proud of him. Way to go, jefe!