Inspiring Leaders Podcast
In TASA’s Inspiring Leaders Podcast, TASA Chief Learning Officer Eric Simpson talks with experts and TASA members from districts across the state — large and small, urban and rural — to provide ideas, tools and resources, and inspiration to keep you going.
TASA Inspiring Leaders Podcast Episode 1
In TASA’s first podcast episode, we visit with Gunter ISD Superintendent Jill Siler about the process her team used to bring instructional continuity to 1,002 K-12 students; gain insight on some of the best practices for community engagement during this unprecedented crisis from Laura Milne, who works with our Corporate Partner, Thoughtexchange; and we explore the ways that Fort Bend ISD is addressing equity in supporting continuing instruction with Superintendent Charles Dupre.
In this three-minute bonus video, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre discusses how leading his district during Hurricane Harvey compares to supporting his community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
TASA Inspiring Leaders Podcast Episode 2
In Episode 2 of TASA’s Inspiring Leaders Podcast sponsored by TASA Corporate Partner Pearson Legal PC, we bring you part 1 of a special two-episode series on special student populations. We start with an interview with Ruby Payne, legendary education thought leader and best-selling author. We also visit with Frisco ISD Chief Academic Officer Wes Cunningham about bringing special education services to continuing instruction, and to Monica Simonds, Director of Advanced Learning Programs and Services in Richardson ISD, about the needs of gifted and talented students. This episode was sponsored by Pearson Legal PC.
TASA Inspiring Leaders Podcast Episode 3
Episode 3 of TASA’s Inspiring Leaders Podcast is Part 2 of our series on vulnerable populations. In it, we explore how increased economic vulnerability and the stress of the pandemic affects students and adults. We start with the second half of our conversation with Ruby Payne, legendary education thought leader and best-selling author. Then we learn about the effects the pandemic is having on child abuse reporting from Lindsey Jordan, research and strategy senior manager, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas. We also hear from Wes Cunningham with Frisco ISD on how the district’s outreach and virtual counseling is helping students in crisis. Finally, we talk with Shelby McIntosh, managing partner at Education Elements, about the organization’s work in trauma-informed leadership. This episode was sponsored by Education Elements.
TASA Inspiring Leaders Podcast Episode 4
In episode 4 of TASA’s Inspiring Leaders Podcast, we look at the state’s newest guidance on graduation ceremonies, hear how a few districts across Texas are planning special celebrations for their 2020 seniors, and visit with Keara Mascareñez, co-author of “The New Team Habits.” Superintendents interviewed include Wichita Falls ISD Superintendent Michael Kuhrt, Lytle ISD Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith, and Denton ISD Superintendent Jamie Wilson. This episode was sponsored by RTI International.
TASA Inspiring Leaders Podcast Episode 5
In Episode 5 of TASA’s Inspiring Leaders Podcast, we preview our first-ever TASA Virtual SummerCon with TASA’s own Brandon Core, visit with featured SummerCon Thought Leader Todd Whitthorne about wellness leadership and the biggest indicators for a healthy immune system, and hear from Superintendent Tanya Larkin on how planning for summer school has helped Pampa ISD imagine what school will be like in the fall. This episode was sponsored by Google for Education and Naturally Slim.
Resources from TASA's Corporate Partners
TASA Corporate Partners have stepped up to provide a variety of products and services at no charge to Texas school districts as school leaders work to establish remote learning programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources from Other Organizations
A variety of other education-related associations, organizations, and companies are providing valuable information or services to assist school leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Online Events & Webinars