TASA is pleased to announce that Dr. Steve Flores, former superintendent of Round Rock ISD and Harlingen CISD, will serve TASA members in Regions 13 and 14 as a TASA executive superintendent upon the retirement of Stephanie Arterbury on September 30.
TASA’s team of executive superintendents comprises 10 highly regarded former superintendents who are experts on public school leadership. They serve as an extension of the 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.
“We are excited to welcome Steve Flores as a new TASA executive superintendent,” said TASA Executive Director Kevin Brown. “Steve has been a very successful, dynamic superintendent and school leader for many years, and he has always been an active TASA member, even interning at TASA while earning his doctorate at UT. His wisdom and experience as a leader will be a tremendous benefit to our members.”
Flores’ career in education has spanned more than 37 years, beginning at age 18 when he worked as a paraprofessional and assistant coach. He has since served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, area superintendent (RRISD and Pflugerville ISD), chief administrative officer and chief of staff (Dallas ISD), and superintendent (HCISD and RRISD).
In 2020, Flores was named the Texas PTA Superintendent of the Year, and in 2019 he was selected by the Austin Chamber as the Central Texas Superintendent of the Year for RRISD’s success with campus readiness rates. Flores was twice awarded the Region 15 Principal of the Year award, received the Meritorious Leadership Commendation in 2007 from The University of Texas at Austin’s Cooperative Superintendency Program, and was the 2001 Recipient of the Richard Miller Scholarship Award from AASA | The School Superintendents Association.
After leaving RRISD in early 2021, Flores started his own consulting firm and has been serving as an adjunct associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his doctorate in education in 2001. A San Angelo native, his bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from Angelo State University.