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Professional Learning Experiences

To help individuals and districts meet their professional growth and leadership development needs, we offer research-based seminars and institutes, innovative conferences (including TASA Midwinter — the most popular annual conference for Texas school leaders!), customized district professional and executive development, online learning, and networking opportunities. TASA members benefit from experiences and resources that allow them to grow as school leaders.

 

career development

In-depth learning opportunities for campus and central office administrators and aspiring superintendents as well as comprehensive training, resources, and mentoring for first-time superintendents.
 

teaching and learning

Training focused on the latest in assessment and accountability, managing curriculum to optimize teaching and learning, STEM, digital learning, and much more.
 

management

Essential training for first-time superintendents and others on the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a school district as well as learning opportunities centered around budget/school finance, personnel and facility management, and more.
 

 

leadership and transformation

Online and in-person learning and networking opportunities that can help you develop as a transformational leader and take your campus or district to the next level.
 

education policy

Opportunities for in-depth exploration of education policy and legislative issues.

 

Community + Policy Advocacy

As school leaders, TASA members play a crucial role as advocates for public education in Texas — both as ambassadors and as activists. They not only promote the successes of our public schools, but they actively participate in the state’s legislative and public policy processes on issues critical to school districts and the children and communities they serve. TASA members benefit from support that helps them champion initiatives and policy to equip an educated citizenry.

 

collaboration with stakeholders

The TASA Governmental Relations team helps us maintain the visibility and respect needed to effectively advocate for public schools; they work with legislators and other state leaders as well as other education associations to defend and advance public schools.
 

education and information

Daily education news and legislative/policy alert emails, comprehensive bill summaries, and a host of other tools and resources keep school leaders up to date on education issues.
 

focus on transformation

Through our MISSION: School Transformation initiative — a movement that continues to evolve Texas public education into a system that prepares future-ready students — TASA is helping to engage the digital generation with new technologies and learning standards that focus on preparing students to be future-ready. Our School Transformation Network (STN) gives TASA members with district subscriptions to STN access to exclusive transformational learning opportunities and allows them to have a powerful impact on the future of Texas public education.

 

research and policy analysis

Because we are a statewide organization, we have the resources to conduct the research and policy analysis needed to help school leaders be informed advocates for education.
 

positive public relations

Through our facilitation of the Texas Teacher of the Year and School Board awards, as well as other recognition programs, TASA provides the opportunity for school leaders to shine the spotlight on individuals in their districts who work tirelessly on behalf of students. And through our publications and social media channels, we share the success stories and good news of school districts across the state.

 

Member Engagement + Support

TASA members benefit from networks and services that offer mentorship and inspiration.

 

networking opportunities

Network with other school leaders, share ideas, discuss strategies, and collaborate. TASA members benefit from many valuable opportunities — both organized and informal — to connect with colleagues.
 

information resources

Have the latest education news delivered to your email inbox! Digital and print communications including TASA Daily and Capitol Watch Alert keep TASA members up to date on education headlines, legislative/policy news, and legal issues. TASA members also get free subscriptions to INSIGHT and Texas School Business magazines and a copy of Who’s Who in Texas Public Schools.
 

career center

Find a new job or fill an empty position. TASA’s Career Center job posting service features a variety of employment opportunities posted by school districts, ESCs, TEA, charter and private schools, and other Texas education organizations in Texas. (Posting is free for districts with a superintendent membership.)

 

leadership opportunities

Get engaged and grow as a leader. TASA members have opportunities to participate on committees and take on other leadership roles.
 

legal support

Enjoy peace of mind knowing you are eligible for legal consultation as part of your annual membership. Adams, Lynch & Loftin, P.C. provide members with consultation relating to the superintendent’s employment contract, superintendent and board relations, and other topics related to professional duties and employment.