Alex Seltzer joins Leadership Academy Network as exec. director of operations
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth’s Leadership Academy Network (LAN) today announced that Alex Seltzer was named executive director of operations. Established in 2019, the LAN is an innovative partnership between Texas Wesleyan University and Fort Worth ISD to sustain academic success at five previously underperforming elementary and middle schools.
In his new role, Seltzer will support contract negotiations and maintenance, oversee budgets and manage relationships while monitoring overall operations and supporting principals at the Leadership Academies at Como Elementary, John T. White Elementary, Maude I. Logan Elementary, Mitchell Boulevard Elementary and Forest Oak Middle schools. Seltzer brings more than 15 years of experience in leadership development and educational administration to the Leadership Academy Network.
“Alex comes to our community with a strong commitment and unique expertise,” said Priscila Dilley, senior officer of LAN. “His work in education at both the college and district levels give him a unique perspective that will benefit our schools, teachers and ultimately, students. Our school principals have a new asset and ally in their corner.”
Before joining LAN, Seltzer served five years as staffing coordinator in Human Capital Management for Fort Worth ISD. Prior to that, he served as director of training and development for Northwestern Mutual Insurance and as a director of student affairs for University of North Texas. Seltzer holds a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of North Texas.
“Education molds the future,” said Seltzer. “We have to give these kids the best we can, not just for their sake but for our entire community. I’m looking forward to being part of this dynamic team and school community.”
About the Leadership Academies
Fort Worth ISD designed its Leadership Academies to feature highly effective educators, a heightened focus on daily academic mastery and an extended school day, among other benefits. The Leadership Academy Network, established in 2019, maintains Fort Worth ISD’s Leadership Academy model while leveraging the institutional resources of the Texas Wesleyan School of Education. Academy administrators work closely with Leadership Academy Network officers to develop customized, campus-level initiatives to help students excel and thrive. Network schools are the Leadership Academies at Como Elementary, John T. White Elementary, Maude I. Logan Elementary, Mitchell Boulevard Elementary and Forest Oak Middle School.
About Texas Wesleyan
Dedicated to education and the community, Texas Wesleyan is a long-time partner to Fort Worth ISD. The University’s School of Education offers innovative and exceptional experience in classroom instruction, curriculum and administration. The partnership is made possible by 2017 Texas Senate Bill 1882, which enables districts to expand the diversity of school options, bring in targeted expertise and empower school leaders and partners with greater autonomy. Texas Wesleyan was selected by Fort Worth ISD to sustain and support the district’s Leadership Academy model by managing the schools in accordance with a performance contract mutually negotiated by the partners.