President's Message

Important Conference Update from our AMET President - read here.

I know how extremely busy everyone is during this fall semester but I wanted to give some updates and reminders for the 2017 AMET State Conference.  First of all, we listened to our AMET members’ feedback on the conference evaluation and have made some positive changes in the delivery of our state conference.  


  • We are pleased to announce that we will now start the conference with our General Assembly on the morning of November 8th.

  • The academies have been revamped to include more targeted topics of discussion and diverse presenters will be conducting those academies.

  •  Keynote speakers will target the needs and concerns that were expressed on the conference evaluation by AMET members. 

  • We are excited to announce the following keynote speakers:

    • Ms. San Juanita Sanchez  who is a former migrant student, former mayor of San Juan and lawyer/motivational speaker.

    • Mr. Sergio Tinoco who is a former migrant student, border patrol agent and renowned author/motivational speaker.

    • Mr. Roger Rosenthal who is a migrant advocate and lawyer through Migrant Legal Action Program, Inc.

Some reminders are the following:

  • Early registration ends on October 20, 2017.

  • Late registration begins on October 21, 2017.

  • Hotels will have different cutoff dates for reservations, so please book those immediately!


The AMET Executive Council and the local planning committee have been working very hard in planning and organizing the 2017 AMET State Conference for the past few months.  We are looking forward to meeting your needs and concerns with all the changes we have made to the conference. 


We invite you, your migrant staff/colleagues and migrant families to come to the 2017 AMET State Conference and be ready to have the following objectives fulfilled for you through our general assembly, academies, breakout sessions and keynote speakers:


  • Receive training on updated state and federal mandates, regarding Identification and  Recruitment (ID&R); New Generation System (NGS) data management; and, the           administration and implementation of migrant education programs. 

  • Acquire information regarding new and innovative instructional programs and research based strategies that will increase migrant student performance.

  • Revitalize the spirit of commitment and dedication to ensure migrant student success. 

  • Engage in sessions targeting best practices that improve parent involvement.

  • Expand the network of peers that share the same passion and vision.



We look forward to seeing you in McAllen on November 8 – 10, 2017!!!


Mary Castanuela, AMET President