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TASSP Awards and Recognitions

TASSP 2014-2015 Outstanding Secondary School Principals and Assistant Principals Awards

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty regional education service centers in the state each year. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions and then applications from these recipients are reviewed by the TASSP Principal Image Committee who selects the finalists. Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership in secondary education.

The Annual Outstanding Principal/Assistant Principal Awards are presented each summer during the TASSP Summer Conference held in Austin, Texas. Nominations for the award can be submitted by colleagues, parents, students or self-submitted.

 TASSP Nomination Form: Outstanding Principals and Assistant Principals

Retiring Principal’s Recognition

TASSP would like to recognize active members in good standing at the time of retirement by presenting them with a plaque and a recognition booklet. These awards will be presented at the Summer Workshop and will be limited to those who have been members of TASSP for at least ten (10) years and who have completed at least twenty-five (25) years of active service in the education profession. If you are retiring this year, and meet the above criteria, please fill out the form and send it to us.

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Eddie G. Bull Professional Development Scholarship

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals seeks to recognize exemplary performance among beginning campus level administrators in Texas and to provide the support needed to promote quality leadership in secondary education. The Eddie G. Bull Professional Development Scholarship will be awarded at the annual TASSP Summer Workshop held in Austin, Texas. Nominations for the award must be submitted by the individual applicant. The application for the award must be completed and sent to TASSP by February 17, 2014.

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Frank R. Kemerer Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding social studies teacher at the high school level. The award is named for Dr. Frank Kemerer, longtime professor in the Education Department at the University of North Texas. Dr. Kemerer’s teaching and writing consistently displayed a level of scholarship and professionalism that set a high standard for his students, many of whom now serve as teachers or administrators in Texas public schools.
Nominees for the Frank R. Kemerer Award must have at least five years teaching experience in social studies at the secondary level in Texas public schools and must be nominated by their high school principal and endorsed by the superintendent. The application for the award must be completed and sent to TASSP by February 17, 2014.

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Academic Excellence and Teens Serving Texas Awards for Students

What is the All State Academic Team?

The TASSP Academic Excellence Recognition Program was established to honor and recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in areas of academic achievement, test scores and writing skills. The program will recognize twenty graduating Texas seniors with an unrestricted scholarship of $500. In addition, these twenty winners will be introduced at the general session of the TASSP Summer Workshop held in Austin in June and also honored there with a luncheon featuring the students, parents and their principals. Thirty finalists will be recognized locally with plaques donated by Jostens.

Who is Eligible?

Each Texas high school whose principal is a member of TASSP may nominate ONE graduating senior for this recognition.

What is the Selection Process?
•    Each nominee will receive a score based on their G.P.A., SAT or ACT score. This score accounts for 75% of the nominee’s total score.
•    The essays portion of the application is scored by the Academic Excellence Committee and will account for the remaining 25% of the total score.
•    Scoring of the essays is done without knowledge of authorship.
•    The top twenty will be selected as the All-State Academic Team. The next thirty will be selected as Finalists

What is Teens Serving Texas?

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and its members recognize that students’ achievements often go beyond academic accomplishments. The TASSP Teens Serving Texas Recognition Program was established to honor and recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in areas of community service, leadership and personal accomplishment through unique endeavors, obstacles overcome or special talents. The program will recognize five graduating Texas seniors with an unrestricted scholarship of $500. In addition, these five winners will be introduced at the general session of the TASSP Summer Workshop held in Austin in June and also honored there with a luncheon featuring the students, parents and their principals. Twenty five finalists will be recognized locally with plaques provided by TASSP.

Who is Eligible?

Each Texas high school whose principal is a member of TASSP may nominate ONE graduating senior for this recognition. Each student nominated should meet the following qualifications:
• Has a minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the previous three years (freshman, sophomore and junior years).
• Is required to be pursuing the Distinguished Graduation Plan.
• Submits the application packet according to the guidelines and by the specified deadline.

2013-2014 Academic Excellence and Teens Serving Texas Application  Nominate a student!

Click here to read an award-winning student essay from the 2013-2014 Academic Excellence competition.

U.S. Senate Youth Application

Nominate an outstanding student leader (Due Oct. 15, 2013)

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