TASA’s Executive Superintendent program was designed to provide TASA members with access to an extensive and diverse cadre of experienced former superintendents with an array of combined expertise. Through the program, TASA members have access to a team of executive superintendents, each dedicated to serving administrators in their respective ESC regions. TASA’s executive superintendents serve as an extension of TASA staff and are on hand to support TASA members in a variety of ways, with an emphasis on helping new superintendents navigate the role. As seasoned administrators, these superintendents are able to listen and provide support based on their own experiences. Below we introduce you to the TASA Executive Superintendent for ESC Region 10, Doug Williams.
Doug Williams brings more than 30 years of public education experience to his role as executive superintendent. He began his career as a teacher and coach, and most recently spent 15 years as superintendent in Sunnyvale ISD.
Williams spent the first 12 years of his career teaching social studies and government at the middle and high school levels, as well as coaching football. A father of three, Williams says that his decision to move from teaching and coaching into an assistant principal role was ultimately a choice he made for his family.
He made the transition into administration while working in Winnsboro ISD, and while the role change was a better fit for his family, he also appreciated the increased opportunities the move allowed him to become a leader in the education space.
Williams credits former Brownsboro ISD Superintendent Elgin Caldwell for encouraging him to seek the superintendency. Caldwell was also the one who encouraged Williams to get involved with TASA.
During his time in administration, Williams became more involved in TASA through the Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network (FRSLN) and the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC). He then served as as TASA’s Legislative Committee chair from 2017 to 2019, vice president in 2019-20, president-elect in 2020-21, and president in 2021-22.
Now working with TASA as an executive superintendent, Williams offers support to superintendents in Region 10 as they navigate their careers.
“I am serving as an ambassador, representing TASA in Region 10,” Williams says of his role. “I hope to be a point of contact between TASA and our members and assist them to fully access the benefits TASA provides.”
Williams is no stranger to the benefits TASA offers its members, and through his experience with the association, he will be able to connect members to numerous available resources.
“I can connect them to great professional development opportunities, various benefits to enhance their well‐being, and tools to advocate for their school and community,” he says.
Above all, Williams is happy to be able to continue his support of TASA following his retirement, and to continue his role as a veteran education leader through supporting Texas’ public schools.
“I am looking forward to continuing to stay connected with an association that has meant so much to me during my career and engaging with school administrators that I respect so much for the service they provide to students.”
Find contact information for all the TASA executive superintendents.