Texas Superintendent Alton Frailey Elected AASA President-Elect


James Minichello

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Alexandria, Va. – April 7, 2015 – Alton L. Frailey, superintendent of the Katy Independent School District, in Katy, Texas, was elected 2015-16 president-elect of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.  

“As we continue to celebrate AASA’s 150th anniversary, I am very pleased to welcome Alton as our president-elect,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “Part of our mission is to bring superintendents and school leaders together to strengthen public education. Alton’s career as an educator will be a huge resource for us as we help empower children across the country.”

VIDEO: Dan Domenech calls Alton Frailey a "Champion for Children." 

A member of AASA’s governing structure since 2009, Frailey has served on the organization’s executive committee since 2011. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators and is currently serving as the 2014-15 TASA president.   

“We have an opportunity to shore up the power and promise of public education for each child,” said Frailey. “The nation’s conversation about public education is, again, at a very critical juncture. AASA is an essential part of this conversation. I am honored to be elected to this important position for this outstanding organization.”

“AASA champions the efforts to improve the lives of children in public schools,” added Frailey. “I look forward to advancing the organization’s mission in my new role.”

Frailey began his tenure as superintendent of the Katy Independent School District in 2007. Before joining KISD, he led the DeSoto Independent School District, in DeSoto, Texas, from 2005 to 2007. He also served as superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools, in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 2002 to 2005. 

Frailey and other newly-elected AASA governance members will begin their terms on July 1. David R. Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214, in Arlington Heights, Ill., and Frailey will be sworn in as president and president-elect respectively during a ceremony at a summer meeting of the governing board in Washington, D.C., on July 8, 2015.

Additional members of AASA’s executive committee to be sworn in include:

Joseph V. Erardi, Jr.
Newtown Public Schools
Newtown, Conn. 

Eric C. Eshbach
Northern York County School District
Dillsburg, Pa.

Gary L. Kelly
DuQuoin Community Unit School District 300
DuQuoin, Ill.

Michelle Price
Moses Lake School District 161
Moses Lake, Wash.

Theron J. Schutte
Bettendorf Community School District
Bettendorf, Iowa


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.