Eudes S. Budhai Named to the Board of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)
Budhai, interim assistant superintendent at Peekskill City School District in New York, will serve on the ALAS board as State Affiliate At Large
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 5, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has appointed Eudes S. Budhai to its board of directors to serve as State Affiliate At Large.
Budhai is a nationally recognized expert on racial equity and inclusion and brings a wealth of leadership experience from his roles leading school districts in New York. He currently serves as interim assistant superintendent for secondary education at the Peekskill City School District in New York. He has also held superintendent roles at Nyack Public Schools and Westbury Union Free School District, both in New York.
“I am humbled and honored to serve alongside magnificent ALAS leaders,” said Budhai. “Con ALAS volaremos Juntos!”
Budhai was born and raised in New York City to immigrant parents. He began his career in education as a paraprofessional with the New York City Board of Education while simultaneously working to obtain his educational degree to become a bilingual special education teacher. He then joined the Mount Vernon School District, where he served as an educator, chair and principal. In 2013, he joined the Westbury Union Free School District where he served as assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and personnel before being named superintendent in 2017.
At Westbury, Budhai was instrumental in the passage of a $58.5 million bond referendum to expand schools as well as the passage of four budgets over $151 million. He increased family engagement and championed diversity, equity and inclusion. During his tenure, the high school was recognized as one of 12 schools in New York State to achieve higher graduation rates than the state average for students of color and for all students.
Budhai was hired as superintendent of Nyack Public Schools in 2021 and currently serves as interim assistant superintendent for secondary education at the Peekskill City School District.
Budhai is fluent in Spanish, is a nationally recognized expert on racial equity and inclusion, and has spoken at seminars and conventions for the National Association for Bilingual Education, the New York State School Boards Association, ALAS and others. He is a recipient of the Trailblazer in Education award by the Nassau County Executive and the Town of North Hempstead Hispanic in Leadership Award.
“Eudes Budhai is a passionate supporter of equity, has significant experience in bilingual education and has spent more than a decade serving in leadership roles at school districts in New York,” said Dr. Maria Armstrong, ALAS executive director. “He brings so much valuable expertise to the table and we are pleased to have him on the ALAS board.”
For more information about ALAS, visit https://www.alasedu.org.
About the Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS)
The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents [ALAS] is committed to providing a perspective to all aspiring school and district administrators including superintendents through programs, services, advocacy and networks rooted in Latino experiences and culture. Our Vision, Mission and Goals are to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students with an emphasis on Latino and other historically marginalized youth through continuous professional learning, policy advocacy, and networking to share practices of promise for our students and the communities where we serve.
By the year 2026, Latino children will make up 30 percent of the school-age population. In the nation’s largest states – California, Texas, Florida, and New York- all of whom are ALAS State Affiliates– Latinos already have reached that level. It is of vital interest to invest in the education of every child, and the professional learning of all educators who serve Latino youth.