Florida Association for District School Superintendents

  • Legislative Platform

    Superintendents want Florida to lead the nation in K-12 education. We need legislation that will give us the financial resources and also remove the restrictive obstacles that hinder progress towards that end. Read more

  • Florida Education Investment Trust Fund

    The Florida Association of District School Superintendents and the Florida School Boards Association have created the Florida Education Investment Trust Fund (FEITF). Read more

  • Empowering Effective Teachers

    Empowering Effective Teaching (EET)

    The EET is a partnership between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) to ensure that all FLorida students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and career. Read more

Free Ethics Training

Events

 
  • Institute for Administrative Assistants/Secretaries to Superintendents and School Boards
    Date: February 13-14, 2019
    Location: Renaissance Hotel International Plaza, Tampa, Florida
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the Spring Leadership Conference
    Date: March 13, 2019
    Location: University Center Club at FSU, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Spring Leadership Conference
    Date: March 13-15, 2019
    Location: University Center Club at FSU, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Developing Superior Teams
    Date: June 2019
    Location: Eckerd College, St. Pete, Florida
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 12, 2019
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 12-14, 2019
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida

Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas Named 2019 Superintendent of the Year  

Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas Selected as Florida’s 2019 Superintendent of the Year

Tampa, FL – Escambia County School District (ESCD) Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was selected as Florida’s 2019 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS).  Thomas was formally recognized today in Tampa during the joint meeting of FADSS and the Florida School Boards Association.

 

Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) President and Sumter County Schools Superintendent Rick Shirley (left) and FADSS CEO Sen. Bill Montford (far right), with the newly named 2019 Florida Superintendent of the Year Escambia County Public Schools Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his wife Sandra.

Thomas was first elected Escambia County Superintendent in November 2008 and was subsequently reelected to office twice and will complete his current term in 2020. He is now in his 38th year serving Escambia County students having served in multiple roles including teacher, education specialist, coordinator and administrator. Throughout his entire education career, Thomas has continued to tutor students every week – just as he did when he first started working with the district as a teacher 38 years ago.  

“Malcolm Thomas represents the finest in education leadership,” states FADSS Board Member and Santa Rosa District Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick. Adding, “His passion for student learning is exemplified by his remarkable character and service to his community. He is well-respected as a visionary and highly committed to student success.”

Read more here

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Miami School Chief Named 2018 Urban Superintendent of the Year by the Council of Great City Schools.

Miami Herald, 10/26/18

"Carvalho was Florida’s Superintendent of the Year in 2014 and went on to win the National Superintendent of the Year that same year. He was named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America, was the 2016 winner of the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, and the Magnet Schools of America 2016 Superintendent of the Year."

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Hurricane Michael Information/Updates

FADSS has established a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the school districts impacted by Hurricane Michael.  Donations can be made by clicking the gofundme logo on the right.

 

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FADSS 2018-19 Board of Directors Installation  

FADSS 2018-19 Board of Directors Installation during FADSS Summer Planning Retreat

A complete list of FADSS 2018-19 board of directors can be found here.


Pictured from l-r:

Debra Pace, Osceola County School District, Director at Large
Scott Bass, Glades County School District, Area VI Director
Tom Russell, Volusia County School District, Area IV Director
Bill Husfelt, Bay County Public Schools, Treasurer
Rick Shirley, Sumter County School District, President
Mike Grego, Pinellas County School District, Vice President
Kurt Browning, Pasco County School District, President-Elect  

Not pictured:
Sam Himmel, Citrus County School District, Secretary
Joe Taylor, Washington County School District, Area I Director
Ken Kenworthy, Okeechobee County School District, Area V Director
Larry Moore, Jackson County School District, Director at Large

FADSS Quarterly Business Partner Newsletter  

FADSS September 2018 Business Partner Newsletter

Great articles from these FADSS Business partners:

  • Curriculum Associates
  • Edmentum
  • FootSteps2Brilliance
  • Istation
  • NWEA
  • Sodexo
  • WestEd

Platinum Partners

Crowne Consulting GroupCurriculum AssociatesFlorida School Boards Insurance TrustIstationNaviance by HobsonsNorthwest Evaluation AssociationsodexoScholastic