• TASA's First-time Superintendents Academy (FTSA) was created 25 years ago to help superintendents learn successful practices, understand the day-to-day requirements of the position, develop leadership skills unique to the superintendency, and build a support network.

    A quarter-century later, TASA is introducing FTSA2: Engaging in Leadership — a next-level learning opportunity designed especially for FTSA alumni, but open to all superintendents who want to continue to grow and develop their leadership skills.

    Offered for the first time in 2016-17, FTSA2: Engaging in Leadership will provide participants with the opportunity to focus on the practical applications of the skills and practices covered in FTSA. However, FTSA2 will also explore "next-step” topics including:
    •    board relations and politics
    •    board workshop/executive session best practices
    •    legislative advocacy
    •    vision-driven leadership to support school transformation efforts

    FTSA2 registration is open to all superintendents. FTSA2 participants will have the opportunity to connect with other beginning superintendents to further cultivate a network of support to rely on throughout their careers as superintendents.

Sessions

  • Session 1: October 12–13, 2016
    Session 2: February 22–23, 2017
     
    Day 1: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Day 2: 8 a.m.–noon
    Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be provided on Day 1. Breakfast will be provided on Day 2.
     
    Participants of FTSA2 will also have the opportunity to meet at an event during the 2017 TASA Midwinter Conference, January 29–February 1, 2017, Austin.
     

Locations

  • October 2016 Session:
    2600 La Frontera Blvd.
    Round Rock, TX 78681
     
    A room block has been set aside at the Austin Marriott North for the October session. Book by September 27 to take advantage of the $139.95 per night single/double group rate.
     
    February 2017 Session:
    Doubletree by Hilton - Austin

    6505 IH-35 North
    Austin, TX 78752

    A room block has been set aside at the Doubletree by Hilton - Austin for the February session. Book by January 30 to take advantage of the $149 per night single/double group rate. (There is an additional parking fee of $6 per day.)

Contact Us

  • Brandon Core, Associate Executive Director, School Transformation and Leadership Services, or Debbie O'Donnell, Executive Assistant, School Transformation and Leadership Services, 512.477.6361 or 800.725.TASA (8272)

     

Registration Closed

  • While FTSA2: Engaging in Leadership was designed for alumni of TASA's First-time Superintendents Academy, registration is open to all superintendents who want to continue to grow and develop their leadership skills.
     

Registration Fee

  • Complete three-session academy:
    • TASA Members: $395
    • Non-members: $495
  • TASA's Cancellation Policy