October 19, 2012

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

TASA Selects TISD Superintendent for Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Institute

Texarkana, TX – The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) has selected Paul Norton, Texarkana Independent School District Superintendent of Schools, to participate in the Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Institute, a program to develop and sustain leaders who are willing to expand their leadership beyond the local level and work together to define the future of public education in our state.

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 selected 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 November 8 and the remaining sessions continuing through September 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.

Norton came to the TISD Tiger Family in 2001 as Associate Principal of Texas High School (THS) and was named Principal of THS in 2003. He was named Superintendent of Schools in June 2011.

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