The Hispanic Advisory Council (HAC) is a group of Adams 12 community members who value the richness and diversity that our Hispanic culture brings to the educational system in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. We are Adams 12 parents, grandparents, students, district employees and local businesses who believe in diversity and equality for all students.

The mission of the HAC is to lead and influence positive change in education and the quality of life for the community members of Adams 12 Five Star Schools.  We work to advocate for students, parents, families and staff who may be placed in an unacceptable situation due to their ethnicity, cultural values and/or differences in language. 

The HAC also coordinates and hosts annual awards ceremonies recognizing students, staff and community members for their achievement and contribution to the Hispanic Community.  The awards include presentation of scholarships to deserving Adams 12 high school seniors who wish to attend college, trade school and post secondary education. 


Valarie Almanzar-Garcia
Rochelle Garcia-Gomez
Stephanie Mirelez Norton
Frances Mullins

Meeting Information

HAC meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Five Star Schools Educational Support Center or at a District school.  Please check the calendar for the location of each meeting. 

Member Information

HAC is open to all community members. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome. You are invited to attend any HAC event.  Spanish interpretation is provided at each meeting and free child care is available upon request.