Skip to main content

Alton Frailey

Mr. Alton Frailey
Superintendent, Nacogdoches, Texas


Alton Frailey is a veteran professional educator with more than 35 years of service in public education.

Frailey retired in 2016 after serving as superintendent of the nearly 74,000-student Katy Independent School District, near Houston, Texas for nine years.  He has served as superintendent of the DeSoto Independent School District near Dallas, Texas and as Superintendent of Schools for Cincinnati Public Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A classroom veteran, Frailey began his career working with special needs and elementary aged students in Baytown, Texas.  He served as a building principal and in various central office positions in the Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, Texas.

Frailey has held numerous professional elected leadership positions including President of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), President of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), President of the Urban Superintendents Association of America (USAA), President of the Texas Association of Suburban/Mid-Urban Schools TAS-MUS) and Chairman of the University Interscholastic League Legislative Council.

Frailey has served on numerous and various civic boards.  In 1999, he was elected to the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Board of Trustees, which was selected as the 2002 Texas Honor Board. In 2015 Texas Governor Gregg Abbott appointed Frailey to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents for a six-year term.  He recently joined the Flip Flippen Group as one of three members of the LeadWorthy Board and is a member of the Board of Directors for Battelle for Kids.

He is currently President of Alton L. Frailey & Associates, LLC specializing in leadership development, community engagement and executive coaching.

In March of 2018 he accepted the position of Interim Superintendent of the Nacogdoches Independent School District.    

Mr.FraileyCover