Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Institute

  • TASA’s Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Institute was designed to create and sustain a cadre of courageous, visionary superintendents willing to expand their leadership beyond the local level and propel MISSION: School Transformation forward.

    In 2012, a group of exceptional leaders — 39 superintendents and senior-level district administrators in the early stages of their careers — came together to understand, design, and initiate innovative systemic changes locally and statewide. 


    In the spirit of student-centered learning, the design of the institute was modeled after elements of project-based learning, action research, the flipped classroom, and design thinking. Sessions were customized dynamically in response to participants as they discovered new insights that shaped and enriched the sessions.

    Participants worked in teams to produce various tools that could be used across the state to advance MISSION: School Transformation — an infographic, video, slide presentation, and a report, The Moral Imperative, From Vision to Action.

Institute Members

Several members have moved to new school districts since participating in the Institute. Their school district affiliations at the time of their participation are listed below.
Name District Region
Gonzalo Salazar Los Fresnos CISD 1
Royce Avery Aransas Pass ISD 2
Vicki Adams Palacios ISD 3
HD Chambers Alief ISD 4
Karin V. Holacka Brazosport ISD 4
Keith Moore Crosby ISD 4
Roy Garcia Cypress-Fairbanks ISD 4
Fred Brent Alvin ISD 4
Shannon J. Holmes Hardin-Jefferson ISD 5
Mike Coker Bellville ISD 6
Rory S. Gesch Navasota ISD 6
LaTonya M. Goffney Lufkin ISD 7
Fred S. Hayes Nacogdoches ISD 7
Teresa J. Farler Pine Tree ISD 7
Paul Norton Texarkana ISD 8
Lane Ledbetter Graham ISD 9
Bob Morrison Garland ISD 10
Michael D. McFarland Lancaster ISD 10
Kevin Worthy Royse City ISD 10
Doug Williams Sunnyvale ISD 10
G. Wayne Rotan Glen Rose ISD 11
Robin S. Ryan Grapevine-Colleyville ISD 11
Randy Reid Keller ISD 11
David Belding Millsap ISD 11
Timothy Miller Cleburne ISD 11
Buck Gilcrease Hillsboro ISD 12
John Craft Killeen ISD 12
Douglas Killian Hutto ISD 13
Brad Lancaster Lake Travis ISD 13
Steve Flores Round Rock ISD 13
Andrew B. Kim Comal ISD 13
Randy Brown Snyder ISD 14
Shaun Barnett Stamford ISD 14
Robert McLain Channing ISD 16
David Vroonland Frenship ISD 17
Kevin Brown Alamo Heights ISD 20
Dan Troxell Kerrville ISD 20
Michelle Carol Smith Lytle ISD 20

The Moral Imperative