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2024-25 First-Time Superintendents Academy, Session 2 of 4

September 4 @ 8:00 am to September 5 @ 11:30 am

TASA’s First-Time Superintendents Academy (FTSA) — the go-to training for beginning Texas superintendents for decades — has been designed around the most important learning outcomes for first- and second-year superintendents.

Session 2: Establishing Leadership and Prioritizing Change | September 4-5, 2024
Dive into prioritizing the needs of your new district, the most effective board practices, and shaping the narrative about your district through public relations. Begin work on a portfolio of supportive evidence for your superintendent’s evaluation.


Day One: a.m. – 4 p.m. (breakfast, lunch included) then 5 – 7 p.m. (reception and dinner)

Day Two: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. (breakfast included)

Housing Reservations

A housing block has been reserved at the Marriott Austin North in Round Rock. Book your room for FTSA Session 2 using this link.

A rate of $144 per night is available from Tuesday, September 3, to Thursday, September 5, 2024.

The deadline to take advantage of the group rate is Friday, August 16.


Registration is limited to superintendents only. Superintendents may register for the full, four-session academy or for individual sessions.


Full, four-session academy, TASA Member: $845
Full, four-session academy, Non-member: $945
Individual sessions: $295 each

How to Register

You must register online in TASA’s new Member Services Center. The new MSC was launched April 11, when TASA members and other nonmember users were emailed a personalized link to create logins. If you have not yet created a login for the new system, read “Getting Started: Create a New Login” and take the steps to create your login so that you may register. Only superintendents may register for FTSA (if you are an assistant registering your superintendent, you must log in using their username and password).

  • Log in to the TASA Member Services Center.
  • Click on one of the REGISTER buttons below.


  • Once on the Event Overview page, scroll down to see the conference registration rate. You must be a TASA member to see the member rate.
  • Click on the “Register Now” button. (If you are a superintendent but do not see this option, please contact Maria Cruz at
  • Once on the Checkout page, select your method of payment on the left (Online Payment = credit card, Purchase Order, or Print a Purchase Order Requisition that you may use to secure a purchase order.)
  • Follow the prompts to check out using your preferred method.
  • After a pause, you will be returned to your profile page. Using the left navigation, click on “My Events” to see your FTSA registration.
  • If you later need to change your registration, click on the link under “View Event Details” to do so. Please note Cancellation Policy below.
  • If you pay with a purchase order, you may return later and pay online. On your profile page, click on “Transactions” and then on the link under “Pay Online” to do so.


Registration for the full academy or any of the individual sessions is NOT transferable. No substitutions are allowed.

If you register for the full, four-session academy, but you find you cannot attend one of the sessions, please contact Maria Cruz at to find out how to attend the session during the next school year. If you cancel, you must cancel the full, four-session academy. See the TASA Event Cancellation Policy.

If you register ONLY for Session 2, cancellation is available, but a fee applies. See the TASA Event Cancellation Policy.



Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78681 United States
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Breakfast, Lunch