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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

22nd Annual Virtual Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Mistress of Ceremonies: Amanda Ponce, MCC Success Navigator

Keynote speaker: Jimmy Casas, CEO and President of J Casas and Associates

An educational leadership company aimed at serving teachers and administrators across the country by providing high quality, practical and meaningful coaching support

Jimmy served twenty-two years as a school leader. He is a best-selling author, speaker, leadership coach, and a state and national award winning principal. Under Jimmy’s leadership, Bettendorf High School was named one of the best high schools in the country three times by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Principal of the Year and was runner-up NASSP 2013 National Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Pledge. Finally, in 2015, he received the Bammy Award for the National Principal of the Year.
Jimmy is the author of eight books, including What Connected Educators Do Differently; Start. Right. Now. - Teach and Lead for Excellence; Culturize - Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.; Stop. Right. Now. - 39 Stops to Making Schools Better; Live Your Excellence - Bring Your Best Self to School Every Day; Daily Inspiration For Educators - Positive Thoughts For Every Day of The Year; Handle With Care - Managing Difficult Situations In Schools With Dignity and Respect; Daily Inspiration For Educators: Volume II- Positive Thoughts For Every Day of The Year
Musical entertainment by Mariachi Los Camperos, Los Angeles, California
“The Los Angeles-based Mariachi Los Camperos is considered by many to be the finest mariachi ensemble in the world. Undoubtedly, it has played a central role in the United States in raising both the artistic standards and the public perceptions of mariachi music, which is now recognized by UNESCO as a masterpiece of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”
—The National Folk Festival


CONTACT:, or 531-622-2253 with questions. Access to this Zoom presentation is free and open to the public.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Audience members requiring accommodations due to a disability must contact Barbara Velazquez,, 531-622-2253 at least two weeks prior to the program.​