Save the Dates for txedFest 2023!June 13-16, 2023 | Round Rock, TX
TASA will once again host txedFest at the family-friendly Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Round Rock in June 2023. More information will be posted here when it becomes available.
What is txedFest?
TASA txedFest is the reimagined Texas Association of School Administrators’ annual summer conference! Bring your school district team for three days of relaxed, retreat-style learning. Connect and share with school leaders from across Texas, reflect and recharge with your team, and fit in some summer fun with family and friends!
At the 2022 conference, we talked about …
Positively Leading, Connecting to Purpose & Inspiring Others
- Opening words by TASA Executive Director Kevin Brown
- “txedFest Talks” by 2022-23 TASA President Gonzalo Salazar (Los Fresnos CISD), Terrell ISD’s Georgeanne Warnock, and Lamar CISD’s Roosevelt Nivens
- Team-building & engaging activities with TASA’s Jill Siler & Charles Dupre
- PLUS a family-friendly welcome reception
Redefining the Politics of Leadership
- “txedFest Talk” by 2022-23 TASA President-Elect LaTonya Goffney
- Leadership panel and roundtable discussions on navigating political waters
- Interactive keynote on Learning to Lead in a REALway® by comedian Amanda Austin
The Resiliency to Lead
- Leadership panel on increasing / improving personal wellness, grit, resilience, and collective efficacy
- Closing words by LaTonya Goffney & Jill Siler
- PLUS built-in time for personal wellness or team building at the resort
Telling Our Story
- Breakout sessions on all themes of the conference
- “txedFest Talk” by Past-President Doug Williams (Sunnyvale ISD),
- Keynote from Jamie Vollmer on Rallying Support: How to Cultivate Allies and Strengthen Partnerships During Times that Try Our Souls
Other 2022 Speakers, Panelists & Presenters
Susan Bohn, Aledo ISD Superintendent | Carl Dethloff, San Angelo ISD Superintendent | Stephanie Elizalde, Austin ISD Superintendent | Celina Estrada-Thomas, Hutto ISD Superintendent | Holly Ferguson, Prosper ISD Superintendent | Donna Hale, Miami ISD Superintendent | Tony Hancock, Bellville ISD Chief Talent Officer | Tory Hill, Channelview ISD Superintendent | Brad Hunt, Coppell ISD Superintendent | Walter Jackson, LaPorte ISD Superintendent | Sherese Nix Lightfoot, Executive Director Communications & Public Relations, Garland ISD | Jeannie Meza-Chavez, San Elizario ISD Superintendent | Christi Morgan, Sunnyvale ISD Assistant Superintendent | Jeni Neatherlin, Granger ISD Superintendent | Sam Nix, Chief of Schools, Duncanville ISD | Devin Padavil, Taylor ISD Superintendent | Nicole Poenitzsch, Bellville ISD Superintendent | Sheleah Reed, Aldine ISD Chief of Staff | Quintin Shepherd, Victoria ISD Superintendent | Jimmie Walker, Alamo Heights ISD Executive Director
You don’t want to miss …
- three days of relaxed, retreat-style learning
- engaging sessions with time for team planning
- opportunities for same-size district collaborations
- time for personal wellness and/or team building
- family-friendly events and activities at the Kalahari Resort
Connect and share with school leaders from across Texas, reflect and recharge with your team, and fit in some summer fun with family and friends!
2022 txedFest Sponsors
Countdown to TASA txedFest 2023! Follow on Twitter Using #txedfest