2017-18 First-time Superintendents Academy

Learn successful practices  •  Develop leadership skills unique to the superintendency  •  Cultivate a strong peer network

Session 1: August 2-3, 2017
Session 2: September 20-21, 2017
Session 3: November 8-9, 2017
Session 4: February 21-22, 2018

Participants in the 2017-18 First-time Superintendents Academy will also have the opportunity to meet at an in-depth session held during the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference, January 28-31, in Austin.

For 26 years, TASA's First-time Superintendents Academy is where beginning superintendents go to learn successful practices, understand the complex day-to-day requirements of the position, develop leadership skills unique to the superintendency, and build a network of support. The increasingly complex environment of today's public schools requires superintendents to wear many different hats and fill many roles. TASA's FTSA addresses those complex needs through well-rounded agendas and highly experienced presenters and facilitators.

Studies show that superintendents who establish networks of support are more likely to become successful school leaders. In the academy, we explore topics related to school transformation and student-centered schools, board relations, and strategies for effective leadership. We orient new superintendents to the relationships, practices, and priorities that are crucial to early and continued success. Academy presenters and facilitators include experienced superintendents and other experts on education policy, school law, instructional leadership, digital learning, human resource development, budgeting and finance, and facility planning.

Our four-part 2017-18 academy series begins August 2. Consensus is clear: The early start is highly beneficial to a successful start to the school year. Participants may connect with fellow academy participants through an online forum, TASA Connect, throughout the year.

We hope you will join other first- and second-year superintendents from around the state for this valuable academy. You'll gain new perspectives as well as cultivate a network of peers that will serve you well in the coming years. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017-18 First-time Superintendents Academy in August!

Contact Us

Paul Whitton Jr., Associate Executive Director, Administrative Services


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Registration Fee

Complete four-session academy:
  • TASA Member Rate: $695
  • Non-Member Rate: $795 
Any one of the four sessions:
  • $250 (member / non-member)


Day One: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(breakfast, lunch)

Day Two: 7:30 a.m. – noon


Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78681
1-800-865-0546 (Ask for the FTSA rate.)

Room Rates: $139.95 single/double
Session 1: Reserve by July 19, 2017
Session 2: Reserve by September 7, 2017
Session 3: Reserve by October 24, 2017
Session 4: Reserve by February 9, 2018

The room block fills quickly, so please make your room reservations early. The reservations system allows rooms to be booked as early as 10 months in advance.

TASA's Cancellation Policy