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TASSP announces the opening for the position of:
Associate Executive Director for
Middle Level School Services and Business Operations

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Time to register and make room reservations to attend the largest secondary school principal conference in the nation! This conference is well-suited for all educators and educator-preparation program directors. The program is packed with relevant and research-based presentations that will provide the information you need to implement best practices in your school. The Exhibit Showcase is packed with hands-on, engaging demonstrations, power-packed presentations, and live music performed by outstanding Texas musical ensembles. Don't miss this annual learning opportunity! We look forward to joining you at this nationally-acclaimed professional development workshop, June 13-15, 2018 at the Austin Convention Center.

TASSP Summer Workshop 2018

 NEW PRINCIPAL ACADEMY

July 5 - 8, 2018 | Trinity University, San Antonio

Tools for the Principalship
Preparing Novice Campus Principals to Become Highly Qualified Leaders
If your school district will be hiring new principals, is in the process of grooming you for the principalship, or if you aspire to become a campus administrator this professional development is a must. The Academy offers any grade-level new principal (0-3 years) and aspiring principals a very practical hands-on training in skills for the principalship: Leadership and Team-building Skills; Best Hiring Practices and Human Resource Information; Crisis Management Training; Campus and Activity Fund Training; Documentation Skills; School Law as it relates to the campus principal; How to Avoid Career Derailing Mistakes; and so much more. This academy is very valuable and timely for any grade-level new and aspiring principal!
The cost of the academy includes all of your registration materials, lodging, and food during the program. You won't be disappointed! Registration is open NOW and if you register before Friday, June 15th you save $100! There is a limit of 70 participants for this program.

Principals: Are you searching for a versatile state credit class which may be offered to 8th–12th graders and will…
•    Engage and empower students
•    Help meet school accountability measures and the demands of unfunded mandates
•    Build the number of students with the soft skills needed for college/career success
•    AND can improve school climate and culture in a cost-effective manner?
Then choose the TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the course, purchase the curriculum and/or register an instructor for the Student Leadership Course Curriculum Academy.


NEWS:

  On May 6, H-E-B announced statewide winners of the 17th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards during an awards ceremony in Houston. During the ceremony, H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt personally handed out $430,000 in cash awards and grants, and congratulated eight educators, two school districts, one early childhood agency and a public school board for being among the best in Texas. The program has given away more than $9.5 million in cash and grants since 2002. Click Here.
  Students Named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars - The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. Congratulations to our Texas winners:
Micheal Brown, Houston - Mirabeau B Lamar Senior High School
Katherine Lei, Plano Senior High School - Plano Senior High School
Sonesh Patel, Austin - Vandegrift High School
Syamantak Payra, Friendswood - Clear Brook High School
Emir Price, Dallas - Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts
Mikayla C. Slaydon, San Augustine - San Augustine High School
  Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that 26 school districts, public charter schools and education service centers have been awarded a Texas Education Agency 2018-2019 Principal Preparation grant. The grant can be used by districts to cover preparation and certification costs for aspiring principals. Click Here.  Also announced this week that 25 school districts, universities and education service centers have been awarded a Texas Education Agency (TEA) 2018-2019 Grow Your Own grant. Click Here.
  The U.S. Department of Education announced that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated plan. For more information regarding ESSA implementation in Texas and to view the final state plan approved by the federal government, visit the TEA website.
•  H-E-B announces 2018 Excellence in Education School District and Early Childhood Finalists and recognizes outstanding Public School Boards Click Here

TASSP Vision

To offer Texas principals and assistant principals a forum to explore the best practices in school administration with the ultimate goal of helping facilitate student learning. It is the intent of the organization that we honor our motto, "Above All, Students First," in all that we do.

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