New Principal Academy 2017

Tools for the Principalship
Preparing Novice Campus Principals to Become Highly Qualified Leaders

July 13-16, 2017 | Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas


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 2017 program will be the 19th annual TASSP New Principal Academy held in the serene retreat setting of Trinity University in San Antonio. 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 has been acclaimed as being very valuable and timely for any grade-level new and aspiring principal; here are just a few comments from the 2016 class:

"Getting to know other people in the same boat I am in is one of the greatest 'take-aways' of the Academy."
     ~ Julie Armstrong, Principal, McCamey Primary School
"The New Principal Academy provided me with insightful information needed to perform my job and gave me the tools to feel confident about performing my job.
     ~ Jesus Garza, Principal, Valley View High School
"NPA really exceeded my expectations!  I really recieved valuable information that will help guide me in my first year as campus principal.  The interactions with fellow newbies was great!  I felt connected with other principals to help start building a network of colleagues."
     ~ Kristy Castilleja, Principal, Mountain Valley Middle School

Register now to attend the 3-1/2 days of dynamic, practical training that will better prepare you for your role as a campus principal.  

The cost of the academy includes all of your registration materials, lodging, and food during the program.  You won't be disappointed and if you register before Friday, June 16th you save $100.00!  There is a limit of 70 participants for this program; don't delay, register today!

  • $835.00 March 1st - June 16th
  • $935.00 After June 16th, registration ends July 7th

Academy Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Link

For more information or questions related to the New Principal Academy contact: 
Brent Jaco: or  512-443-2100 ext 8505.