Transforming Leadership Systems to Grow Teachers and Improve Instruction

Shannon Luis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Elgin ISD
Riza Cooper, Principal, Elgin ISD
Matt Pope, Chief Transformation Officer, E3 Alliance

Elgin ISD’s mission is to ensure high-quality education that guarantees a life-changing experience for all. To achieve this mission they have developed strong leadership systems to improve teaching and learning in every classroom. Participants will learn their approach to grow teachers through implementation of protocols for collaboration and planning, supportive leadership strategies, progress monitoring, and a commitment to doing whatever it takes to ensure students are successful.

Assistant Principal Leadership Academy (APL)

Eddie Coulson, Partner, N2 Learning
Roz Keck, Partner, N2 Learning

In partnership with TASA, N2 Learning is developing assistant principals with the beliefs, skills, and expertise to make the ideas and strategies outlined in Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas a reality. APL provides collaborative experiences and networking opportunities in cohorts across the state, and each APL session is designed to help APs be better in their current role and help prepare them for the principalship.

Thought Leader Session: Strategic Planning – Aligning Leadership Behind What is Most Important

Mark Strohmaier, Vice President of Marketing, Milliken

Participants will learn how to use strategic planning to drive alignment across their leadership team. The presentation will be thought-provoking, and the participants will walk away with concrete steps to integrate into their upcoming strategic planning process. The session will cover the goals of strategic planning, how it can be used to drive alignment across a leadership team, and the key elements used in a strategic planning process.

Thought Leader Session: Thrive Through The Five – Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead through Challenging Times

Jill Siler, Superintendent, Gunter ISD

I absolutely LOVE my job — 95% of the time. Let’s talk about how to tackle the 5%! This authentic and engaging session will help equip leaders to thrive through the very real and challenging parts of work and life. Through discussion and thought activities, participants will be challenged to understand the contributing factors to challenging seasons as well learn external and internal strategies to thrive through difficult moments.

Premier Session: Change Leadership

Inspiring Leaders and the Future of Texas Schools

Jo Ann Bludau, Hallettsville ISD
Marcelo Cavazos, Arlington ISD
Mark Estrada, Lockhart ISD
Tory Hill, Sweeny ISD
Lindsay Whorton, President, The Holdsworth Center (Moderator)

TASA and The Holdsworth Center team up to discuss how districts are growing teams of successful leaders from within to develop schools where students excel and teachers thrive.