Aspiring Superintendents Academy

TASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy was completely redesigned in 2020. With nearly 14 hours of content that focuses on both how to get the job and how to be successful in the job, plus more than 30 sitting superintendents and representatives from multiple search firms, the academy is always a must-attend for those who aspire to become superintendents. The next academy will be offered in conjunction with the 2022 TASA Midwinter Conference (over the course of the four-day conference).

2022 Schedule

Day 1 | Sunday, January 30
3:30 – 7 p.m., includes attending the TASA Midwinter Conference Welcoming Reception, 6-7 p.m.

Day 2 | Monday, January 31
8 – 11:45 a.m.

Day 3 | Tuesday, February 1
11:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., includes the TASA Future-Ready Leadership Luncheon plus a brief session debrief

Day 4 | Wednesday, February 2
7:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., includes breakfast beginning at 7:15 a.m.
9:45 – 11:15 a.m. (Aspiring Superintendents Academy participants will have special seating at the Third General Session of the TASA Midwinter Conference.)


TASA Midwinter Conference registration is required, along with an additional fee for the academy. Registration for both opens October 5, 2021. Cost is $195 per person during online preregistration through January 14 and $245 per person for on-site registration. (Online preregistration is strongly encouraged.) The academy fee includes lunch on Tuesday and breakfast on Wednesday.

Please note that there is a special discounted registration rate for Midwinter Conference for TASA Student Members. If you are currently enrolled in a college or university department of educational administration and you are not employed in a full-time district-level administrative position, you are eligible for Student Membership.


Leadership Wellness for Superintendents Preconference Session

TASA is pleased to offer Leadership Wellness for Superintendents, a TASA Midwinter Conference preconference session focused on professional ethics as well as personal and financial wellness. In addition to two presentations on ethics — one from the teacher perspective and one from the system perspective — that will discuss developing an ethical decision-making framework, the session will include a panel discussion on personal wellness in the context of the superintendency featuring several familiar Texas superintendents and a session on financial wellness conducted by experts. Cost is $150.