Board of Directors
Ingrid Andromidas is currently working as assistant principal at Mountain View High School, in Alpine School District. She has been a school administrator for the past ten years, serving in the elementary, secondary and district levels in Alpine School District. Ingrid taught English, ESL, and Latinos in Action for 15 years before moving on to educational leadership. She holds a BA in English and secondary education, as well as Master Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership. Ingrid is a native to Bogota, Colombia. Her bilingual and bicultural background has helped her create bridges between students, parents, teachers and schools.
Dr. Bernardo Villar
Dr. Bernardo Villar served as an Elementary Administrator for the 18 years. He worked as a Jr. High and High School Assistant Principal, Counselor, and Foreign Language teacher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling and Educational Leadership, and he researched the perceptions of bullying in schools in the United States and Mexico to gain his doctoral degree. He has been in education for over 29 years and is currently serving as the Director of Educational Equity and Federal Programs for Davis School District.
John currently services as an Assistant Superintendent for the Davis School Districti n Farmington, Utah. Prior to this assignment, John served as Federal Programs Director, principal, assistant-principal and teacher over his 23 years in Davis School District. As Federal Programs Director, John was instrumental in being an early adopter of Latinos in Action, bringing that program to 11 secondary schools.A 37-year educator, John taught secondary language arts and social studies, and has served as an assistant principal and as a principal in both rural and suburban settings. He has worked in education is Minnesota, Montana, Washington,Wisconsin and Utah.John received his BA in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Montana State University
Eulogio Alejandre came to the United State in 1977 as a young 12-year old boy.
He attended Central Junior High School, Ogden High School, and Weber State
University. He completed his studies in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Spanish and Physical Education. Mr. Alejandre completed a Master of Science
degree in Secondary Education with emphasis in language acquisition in 1989. He
currently attends the University of Utah working on his Philosophy Doctorate in
Education Culture and Society, his area of research is how teacher identity
influences classroom practice and student success. Eulogio Alejandre’s work
experience include years as a seasonal farmworker in the late 70’s and early 80’s;
student custodian during his high school days; dishwasher; assistant cook,
courtesy clerk, cashier, and customer service manager at a grocery store. Mr.
Alejandre’s professional experience include seven years as the director of
operations for a community-based organization, elementary school teacher,
junior high school teacher, high school teacher, college adjunct instructor, high
school assistant principal and high school principal. Since 2014, Mr. Alejandre has
served as the executive director and principal of Esperanza Elementary School, a Dual Language Immersion charter
school in West Valley City, Utah. Mr. Alejandre is an avid soccer fan. He coached youth soccer for fifteen years and he
has been a referee for more than thirty years. Additionally, Mr. Alejandre has served as a soccer league administrator
on a and has attended two finals of the FIFA World Cup and numerous international soccer games leading to several
world cup competitions. He has participated in other volunteer positions that include political organizing groups, local
government committees, and religious activities. Eulogio Alejandre has been married to Natalie Elizabeth Alejandre
(Costello) since 1988 and they have four children, Olivia, Raquel, Jose, and Beatrice. Mr. Alejandre is the proud grandpa
to Jason, Kessia, Veronika, Damian, Aniken, and Donovan.
Jose Enriquez Ph.D
Jose is an immigrant that was born in El Salvador and grew up in East L.A. He attributes much of his success to his hard working mother who sacrificed everything to give him and his siblings a better life. He graduated from John Glenn H.S. in L.A. with a full ride scholarship to wrestle at Brigham Young University where he obtained 3 degrees: BA in Secondary Education Spanish, ESL. Masters in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Educational Leadership. His previous positions include; Coordinator of Title III and Special Programs at the Utah State Office of Education, Director of Diversity for Alpine School District, served 11 years in both Alpine and Provo school districts as an Assistant Principal, and taught Spanish for 3 years prior to that. He was appointed a commissioner on volunteerism by Lieutenant Governor Bell’s Utah Commission on Volunteers in 2010, and as a commissioner to the office Multicultural Affairs by Governor Herbert, 2012. Jose serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Salt Lake, Intermountain Community Care Foundation, and Granite Education Board of Directors. He is the founding president of ALAS Utah.
Currently, Jose is living his dream as the full time Founder/CEO of Latinos In Action (LIA), a non-profit he has built from the ground up since 2001, and which officially became a non-profit organization in 2010.
In 2015, Latinos In Action was awarded the White House Bright Spot for Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Excellence in Hispanic Education.
Vanessa Colorado, Ph.D
Vanessa Colorado was born and raised in Mexico City. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Art and graduated from College with Honorable Mention from the University del Valle de Atemajac in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico.
Vanessa graduated from Law school from the University del Valle de Atemajac in 1998. She practiced family and criminal law while living in Mexico.
Vanessa moved to Utah in 2009. She earned her Education Secondary license (6-12), a Dual Immersion Endorsement, and Spanish Endorsement from the Utah State Board of Education. She worked as a 1 st Grade Spanish Dual Language Immersion teacher for eight years at Orchard Elementary in Orem, Utah. Paola worked as its Site Coordinator serving ELL students for Two years of her time at this school.
From 2020 to May 2022 the, Vanessa worked at Windsor Elementary as a Teacher on Special Assignment assisting the school principal.
Mrs. Colorado received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University in June 2021.
Since July 2022 to the present time, Vanessa Colorado has been the Assistant Principal at Thunder Ridge Elementary in Saratoga Springs.
During her educational career Vanessa Colorado has received the following awards:
Windsor PTA Outstanding Administrator 2021
BYU School Leadership Award 2020
Utah PTA Outstanding Education Award 2019
Utah Spanish Dual Language Immersion Excellence Award 2017
Monica Ramos Carlson
Monica Ramos Carlson is a proud first-generation high school and college graduate and currently serves as an assistant principal in Davis School District. Monica was a recipient of an ALAS-U scholarship and went on to pursue her administrative licensure, graduating in 2019. She has previously served as a school counselor in both junior high and high school settings, and is passionate about student advocacy and college and career readiness. Monica most recently graduated from the 4 Corners Latinx Leadership Academy and looks forward to contributing to the growth and capacity of Latino educators in Utah and the Four Corners region.