Alton L. Frailey, Superintendent, Katy Independent School District

As a part of AASA’s 150th anniversary celebration, superintendents are submitting blog posts discussion what this momentous occasion means to them as well as the importance of being a member of the nation’s premier organization for school district leaders.

Alton Frailey  Alton Frailey 
Superintendent
Katy Independent School District
Katy, Texas  

 

The historic gathering that ultimately formed AASA happened in 1865. This was a time that marked a very critical period in our history. This was also a time that put this country on a much better path toward overall development. In the years ahead, the work in our public schools helped advance the growth of our nation. For generations, AASA members—the leaders of our school systems—helped our nation grow and develop.

The fact that AASA has weathered the storm for 150 years and continues to get stronger is a tribute to the strength of school system leaders who understand the importance of working together on behalf of public schools and most importantly, the children they serve.  

I encourage any superintendent to be a member of AASA. There is strength in numbers. AASA has been there for our nation’s children. We need to give back if our nation’s public education agenda is going to move forward.  I am very proud to be part of AASA, an organization rich in history in terms of its advocacy for public education. 

Public education has been an important part of my life and I’m just elated that I’ll be part of our organization’s history as an officer who is serving it. I look forward to more and more superintendents joining AASA and work together to pay it forward.       

Alton L. Frailey
AASA President-Elect
Superintendent
Katy Independent School District  
Katy, Texas