Dr. Royce Avery, superintendent of Aransas Pass ISD, was one of 39 school leaders chosen for a leadership program that could help define the future of public education in the state, according to the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).
In its inaugural year, TASA’s Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Institute is designed to create a cadre of superintendents who will help develop and initiate innovative, systemic changes, both locally and statewide, that support the mission of the original Public Education Visioning Institute and the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.
The 39 Future-Ready superintendents and senior-level district administrators in the early stages of their careers will work together in the spirit of student-centered learning. The design of the institute is modeled after elements of project-based learning, action research, the flipped classroom and design thinking.
There are five institute sessions, with the first session beginning on Nov. 8 and the remaining sessions continuing through Sept. 2013.
Institute participants will gain enhanced capabilities to lead in times of change; increased capacity to transform the system, including a sustained collaborative network among the participants; and clarity of vision as the participants create models of student-centered schools across the state.