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2023 Aspiring Superintendents Virtual Summer Series, Session 2

June 13 @ 8:30 am to 10:00 am

The fourth Annual TASA Aspiring Superintendents Virtual Summer Series is a “don’t miss” opportunity for all leaders preparing to be superintendent! If you attended the Aspiring Superintendents Academy at Midwinter Conference and want a deeper dive or if you are joining us for the first time, you want to be a part of this three-part virtual series in June 2023. Learn from experienced superintendents, as well as a few who have been on the job less than one year. Each one will help shape your perspective and give you tools you need to succeed as a first-time superintendent. Dr. Charles Dupre will moderate each session and share experiences from his 15 years as superintendent. Three 90-minutes sessions on three Tuesdays in June might be just what you need to take that next step on your leadership journey.


Session 1: June 6, 2023, 8:30-10 a.m.
Your First Superintendent Job: Preparation and Research
  • Does Your Application Say, “I’m Your Superintendent?”
  • Researching Your Potential District and Board
  • Red Flags and Caution Lights to Study Before You Interview or Accept the Job
  • Named Lone Finalist, Now What?

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Clark Ealy, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
  • Diana Sayavedra, El Paso ISD
  • Dr. Marc Smith, Duncanville ISD
  • Dr. Tiffany Spicer, Buna ISD
Session 2: June 13, 2023, 8:30-10 a.m.
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
  • Negotiate the Contract You’ve Earned
  • Straight Talk About Beginning Your New Job
  • Using the Entry Plan to Partner with the Board, Students, Staff, and Community

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Dr. Lupita Hinojosa, Spring ISD
  • Dr. A. Katrise Perera, Lancaster ISD
  • Dr. Joe Rodriguez, Fredericksburg ISD
  • Dr. Glen Teal, Jim Ned ISD
Session 3: June 20, 2023, 8:30-10 a.m.
How Will I Know?
  • Are You REALLY Ready for the Job?
  • Professional Readiness Factors
  • Personal Readiness Factors

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Dr. Shannon Allen, Beaumont ISD
  • Dr. Jason Hewitt, Shepherd ISD
  • Sergio Menchaca, Terrell County ISD
  • Dr. Megan Pape, Snook ISD


Complete Three-Session Series

  • TASA Member Rate: $150
  • Non-member Rate: $175

Registration includes all three virtual events (registration for a single event is not available); recordings will be available to registrants in case they cannot participate in any of the live events. Registrants will also have access to an online repository full of sample resumes, entry plans, and interview tips from the most successful superintendents in Texas. All sessions are interactive and will include a Q&A session with guests as well as an overview of the online repository and the entry plan materials included with the series.

Details on how to access each session will be emailed to registrants the day before each event.

How to Register

Log in to your account in the TASA Member Services Center (or create an account). Once logged in, click on the Events tab and scroll down to select the Aspiring Superintendents Virtual Summer Series.




See TASA’s cancellation policy.