ALA-EL Goals & Mission


It is the mission of the Alabama Leaders Advocating for English Learners (ALA-EL) to develop the professional expertise of its members and others involved in educating English Language Learners by:

  • advocating for the profession at the local, state and federal levels
  • promoting professional development
  • acting as a resource in the dissemination of information
  • improving standards for high-quality instruction
  • encouraging opportunities for networking, interaction, leadership and research
  • promoting respect for the language rights and culture of all people

We are committed to excellence in:

  • standards, research and practice that enhances EL teaching and learning
  • high quality English Language teaching and learning opportunities throughout the life of students, teachers and administrators.