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2024-25 First-Time Superintendents Academy, Session 3 of 4

November 6 @ 8:00 am to November 7 @ 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 3: Advocating for Your District, Your Students, and Yourself | November 6-7, 2024
Check in on the success of your 90-day plan, find out what you need to know about advocacy at the state level, and dig into superintendent contract issues, the superintendent evaluation instrument, and managing crisis through communication. Continue work on your portfolio.


Day One: 8 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 3 using this link.

A rate of $144 per night is available from Tuesday, November 5, to Thursday, November 7, 2024.

The deadline to take advantage of the group rate is Friday, October 18. 


You may register for the full, four-session academy or for individual sessions.

You may start the academy anytime during the school year and continue into the next school year. For example, if you start with Session 3, scheduled for November 6-7, you may then participate in Session 4 in February, and then attend Sessions 1 and 2 in fall 2025. 


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

How to Register

Registration will open in April. A link will be posted here. 


There are no cancellations for individual academy sessions; however, if you cannot attend a session you registered for, you may attend the same session the following year. If you are registered for Session 2 of the First-Time Superintendents Academy but unable to attend, please complete the cancellation/substitution request form to be posted here. If you must cancel your participation in the academy as a whole, there is a cancellation fee of $75.




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