The Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network (FRSLN) — TASA’s popular superintendent-led network of future-focused school leaders who gather for events that provide authentic learning experiences designed to further school transformation — is expanding for 2019-20! Superintendents who have demonstrated interest in creating and sustaining student-centered schools and developing future-ready students are invited to apply by May 10.

If selected to be part of the 2019-20 FRSLN, you will:

  • enhance your ability to lead in times of change
  • be part of a collaborative network that has the power to truly transform public education in Texas
  • gain clarity of vision as you and your fellow FRSLN members create models of future-ready schools throughout the state

2019-20 FRSLN Events

While the 2019-20 FRSLN events are still under development by the all-superintendent FRSLN Design Team, the events will center around the emerging needs of school leaders while maintaining an emphasis on the principles outlined in the TASA visioning document, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas. Published in 2008, the document has come to guide the school transformation movement in the state. Past experiences have focused on topics including: establishing a culture of organizational transformation; future-ready leadership; using voice and choice to cultivate curiosity; social and emotional wellness; and personalized, digital, and profound learning.

Superintendents chosen to be part of the 2019-20 FRSLN will have the opportunity to participate in three two-day events:

  • Day 1 is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a group dinner.
  • Day 2 is 8 a.m. to noon.

Kickoff Event for All Members

The 2019-20 FRSLN kick-off event will be held October 23-24, 2019. ALL superintendents selected to be part of the 2019-20 FRSLN will be expected to attend. An orientation component for new FRSLN members will be offered on the afternoon of October 22.

Choose 2 Additional Events

FRSLN members and their teams can choose to attend two of three additional FRSLN events to be held during 2019-20. The tentative dates for the remaining three events are:

  • Event 2: December 4-5, 2019
  • Event 3: February 26-27, 2020
  • Event 4: April 29-30, 2020

Final dates will be confirmed at the time applicant notifications are made.

Fees and Additional Seats

The fee to cover 2019-20 event-related expenses is $695 per participating superintendent. Superintendents chosen to participate may request up to three additional seats for members of their team (central office or campus leaders) for an additional $595 each. If superintendents choose to add extra seats, they do not have to bring the same three team members to all FRSLN events; they may bring different leaders to each event. Before each event, they will be asked to provide the name(s) of team members who will attend with them. Please note that superintendents who are selected to participate must attend FRSLN events with their team members; team members may not be sent in their place.

How to Apply

A limited number of seats are available for new members, so superintendents interested in being part of the 2019-20 FRSLN should complete this online application by noon on May 10.

Please be prepared to describe:

  • your experience with school transformation
  • how you have incorporated the visioning document principles into your leadership practice
  • why you are interested in participating in FRSLN
  • experiences and talents that make you a good candidate

A committee of FRSLN Design Team members will review all applications following the May 10 deadline; notifications will be made by June 1.

More Information

You are invited to learn more about FRSLN here or to contact a current member to discuss their experience with FRSLN.

If you have questions about FRSLN or the application process, please contact Brandon Core or Maria Cruz at 512.477.6361.