The Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network (FRSLN) is a superintendent-designed and superintendent-led group of future-focused school leaders who, with the support of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), gather for events that provide authentic learning experiences.

These events help FRSLN members expand their leadership beyond the local level and advance the principles of the school transformation visioning document, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas.

Each year, superintendents who have shown interest in creating and sustaining student-centered schools and developing future-ready students are nominated to be part of FRSLN. Nominated superintendents may request up to three additional seats for central office or campus leaders on their teams. See a list of FRSLN members.

School Leaders in FRSLN

Districts Represented

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2022-23 FRSLN Cohort

The 2022-23 FRSLN cohort will participate in a series of events centered 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.

The experiences will continue to be superintendent-designed and superintendent-led with the help and support of TASA. Events will be held in-person, and participant teams are invited to attend all three events.

Event 1 (Kickoff): Empowering Teachers to Thrive

October 25-27, 2022 | San Antonio (Northside ISD)
Participants will learn how to create schools in which teachers have healthy, supportive, and meaningful environments for great teachers to want to join the profession, stay in the profession, and thrive in the profession.

October 25, 2-5: p.​m.​ – New District Induction Event for New FRSLN Participants/Districts
October 25, 6 p.​m.​ – Reception and Networking Dinner for All FRSLN Participants
October 26, 8 a.​m.​-5 p.​m.​ Programming Followed by a Group Reception and Dinner
October 27, 8 a.​m.​-12 p.m. – Programming

Thank you to our October 25 dinner sponsors:

Thank you to our October 26 dinner sponsors:


Event 2: Branding

November 30-December 1, 2022 | Tomball ISD
Participants will learn new ways to engage with their respective communities. They will also gain a true understanding of our purpose of helping to develop students who possess the skills and aptitudes to navigate an uncertain world, and who are productive, independent, and engaged citizens.

10 a.​m.​-5 p.​m.​ – Programming Followed by a Group Reception and Dinner
8 a.​m.​-12 p.m. – Programming

Thank you to our dinner sponsors:

Event 3: Leading and Learning

March 1-2, 2023 | Blue Ridge ISD
Participants will consider how learning organizations develop structures and systems for shared leadership and develop capacity in all areas of the district.

10 a.​m.​-5 p.​m.​ – Programming Followed by a Group Reception and Dinner
8 a.​m.​-12 p.m. – Programming

Thank you to our dinner sponsors:

December 2021 FRSLN Event | Royse City, Texas

The December 2021 FRSLN event, themed the “Culture of Coaching,” kicked off in Heath, Texas, with Day 1 activities including presentations by professionals from the construction and sports industries, breakout sessions on coaching and mentoring, a team discussion on how coaching leads to profound learning, and more.

Day 2, hosted by Royse City ISD, included breakfast prepared by the district’s very own food truck, “Bulldog Bites,” followed by campus visits and a panel presentation of Royse City ISD principals.

See video of the December event:


October 2021 FRSLN Event | San Angelo, Texas

San Angelo ISD leaders collaborated with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) to bring FRSLN’s October 2021 kickoff event of nearly 200 superintendents and leaders from across the state to San Angelo for three days of authentic learning experiences. Read more.


February 2020 FRSLN Event | Grapevine, Texas

FRSLN held its third event of 2019-20 February 26-27 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine. The design team for this event built an experience around the theme, “The New Digital Generation.”

Photos by FRSLN members

December 2019 FRSLN Event | Clear Creek and Galveston ISDs

FRSLN held its second event of 2019-20 December 4-5 in Clear Creek and Galveston ISDs, with the theme of “Future-Ready Leadership.”

Photos by FRSLN members

October 2019 FRSLN Event | Austin, Texas

FRSLN kicked off for 2019-20 October 22, 2019, with an orientation for new members and continued with an event for all FRSLN members October 23-24 at the Apple campus in Austin. The design team for this event built an experience around the theme of “Culture of Learning Organizations.” Participants heard from Brent Frey, U.S. director of Education Development and Professional Learning for Apple, Inc., learned from each other about organizational culture and transformation, and much more.

Photos by FRSLN members

May 2019 FRSLN Event | Georgetown, Texas

FRSLN members gathered at Georgetown ISD’s Hammerlun Center May 1-2 at for their third and final event of 2018-19: “Future-Ready Leadership.” Participants heard from TASA Executive Director Kevin Brown on the moral imperative of future-ready leadership, participated in panel discussions and team-building activities, visited Wagner Middle School in Georgetown ISD, and more.

February 2019 FRSLN Event | Dallas Area

FRSLN members gathered in Dallas at the Perot Museum February 27 for their second event of 2018-19: “Using Voice and Choice to Cultivate Curiosity.” Participants heard from fellow school leaders and other experts on the art of design, the maker movement, project-based learning and argument-driven inquiry, augmented and virtual reality, and much more. They also made site visits to Sunnyvale ISD. Read more >>>

Photos by FRSLN members

November 2018 FRSLN Event | Lubbock, Texas

FRSLN members gathered in Lubbock November 8-9 for their first event of 2018-19: “Beyond Physical Safety: Social & Emotional Wellness.” Participants heard from fellow school leaders and other experts on importance of relationships in schools, the Telemedicine Wellness Intervention Triage and Referral (TWITR) Project, suicide prevention, wrap-around services, and more. They also made site visits to Lubbock-Cooper East Elementary and Texas Tech University. Photos by Colton Coons, Lubbock-Cooper ISD

What FRSLN Members Say About the Network

FRSLN is the most powerful professional development that I have experienced as a leader. The topics and experiences are relevant and provoke ideas that are congruent with the work and needs in our district. As a district team, the FRSLN experiences provide us with a springboard to move forward together. As an individual, the time spent learning, reflecting and growing as a future-ready leader is invaluable. The opportunity to network and learn from like-minded leaders from around the state is one of the most powerful components of FRSLN. By embedding time to collaborate both during the day and through social activities in the evening, relationships develop that result in ongoing conversations beyond the time that we are together at FRSLN.

Being a part of this amazing group of dedicated and forward thinking educators inspires me to be better at what I do, to work harder for what I believe is best for children, and to push the limits to maintain focus on the things that matter most of all.

FRSLN is special because we take time to reflect with and learn from others, and we have conversations about what we WANT public schools to aspire to be. To think about meeting students’ needs — through creativity and innovative practices — and doing things differently.

FRSLN provides the encouragement and support needed to continue our work in moving forward with transformational leadership. It helps us define our focus.

The best part of being a part of FRSLN has been the sharing of ideas and strategies that we could take back home to our district and leaders to challenge them. It makes me realize what my vision is both personally and professionally.

The camaraderie in the work within FRSLN is inspiring and beautiful. It has moved our district so far in so many different ways.

The time to get away and see the great things that are happening in other districts through FRSLN has been so impactful and then connecting that to transformation in my own district has been so valuable. This network and opportunity keeps me fresh and energized to continue to do the hard work each and every day. I want to extend a BIG thank-you to the design team and host districts for a wonderful experience that is filled with intention and positive experiences.

The experiences provided through each FRSLN event have been very powerful and made me reflect on our direction and inspired me to take action. Being around other thought leaders is very motivational and has brought me out of the weeds to refocus!

FRSLN continues to be the most thought-provoking training that I’m engaged in.

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