From the TASSP Executive Director:

Considering the Coronavirus and its impact on our society, we all face the task of making difficult decisions regarding the safety of our students, staff, communities and the larger world. We at TASSP are monitoring the news hourly to see what our next step should be in hosting future conferences.

At this time, the TASC Annual High School Conference scheduled in Irving in April has been cancelled. The TASC Conference will be replaced by a Virtual Conference being created by the TASC State Officers, TASC Board Members and the TASC staff. Please logon to the TASC website for further information on the TASC Virtual Conference.

TASSP Summer Workshop is still scheduled for June 10-12, 2020, in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. If there are any changes to the Summer Workshop, we will notify all TASSP members.

We will continue to monitor the news and we will make plans accordingly. Some of the factors that could cause our conferences to be cancelled this year could be:

• School districts limiting travel for staff
• School staff voluntarily deciding not to attend any conference or event
• Future outbreaks in host cities that raise the level of risk to exposure
• The cancelation of all conferences or large gatherings by a high ranking official
• Decisions made by local municipalities to cancel large gatherings

We will keep you posted on any changes to our current plan which is to move forward with the TASSP Summer Workshop. Should you receive information from your school district that will assist us in our planning, please let us know.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Best wishes,
Archie E. McAfee

If you need to reach anyone at the TASSP, TASC, or TAFE offices, please email them. You will be contacted shortly either by email or phone call. Click on this link to locate staff member email addresses.

Thank you for your cooperation!


No Kid Hungry Emergency Relief Grants Available. No Kid Hungry is offering real time funding and assistance for schools and community organizations that are finding new, innovative ways to make sure kids have access to the meals they need as schools close due to coronavirus. No Kid Hungry is providing emergency grants to support these local efforts like home delivered meals, grab and go meals programs, school and community pantries, backpack programs, and other steps to help reach children and families who lose access to meals. We’re providing $1 million in emergency grants immediately. 

If your organization needs funding to support these efforts, please CLICK HERE and submit your interest in receiving emergency grant funds. 




We look forward to seeing you at the TASSP 2020 Summer Workshop! This is the annual conference hosted by TASSP and is attended by over 2,500 principals, assistant principals, directors, professors, aspiring administrators, teachers, counselors, and students. Educators from around the nation join Texas educators at this nationally-recognized conference.

Keynote Speakers:
Rick Rigsby | Jimmy Wayne | Sean Cain
Casper Rongsted & Kasper Myding | Baruti Kafele




2020 Fall Leadership Academy

Oct. 4-5, 2020 | Hilton Palacio Del Rio in San Antonio

Improve Campus performance and Student Achievement
through Better Instructional Leadership Techniques
Co-sponsored by TASSP and Lead Your School a TASSP Corporate Partner 


2019-2020 TASSP Principals and Assistant Principal of the Year

Congratulations to the following Principals and Assistant Principals for being selected by the
TASSP Principal Image Committee as the 2019-2020 Principals and Assistant Principals of the Year:


High School Principal of the Year & NASSP Representative for Texas
Jill Stafford, Principal, Lowery Freshman Center, Allen ISD – Region 10
Middle Level Principal of the Year
Ryan Bickley, Principal, Burnett Jr. High School, Wylie ISD – Region 10
Assistant Principal of the Year
Dr. Danielle Jackson, Assistant Principal, Thurgood Marshall High School, Fort Bend ISD – Region 4 


• The following new Texas Education Agency Correspondence has been posted at the TEA website:

(3/30) Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) Application and Information 

(3/24) An invitation to submit your comments: March 20-April 20, 2020. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the May 1, 2020 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures. A form for submitting public comments is available on the proposed SBEC rules webpage.

(3/24) Proposed new Truancy Reporting Requirements: TEA is extending the end date of the public comment period on proposed new 19 TAC §129.1049 from March 23, to April 17, 2020. A form for submitting public comments is available on the TEA website.

(3/18) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Waiver Request
Cancellation of STAAR Testing for the Remainder of the School Year
Texas Meal Finder

• Take the Oath to Vote! The Texas Educators Vote website has everything you need to register to vote, research what will be on your ballot, and prepare to vote. Start the year off right by taking the Oath to Vote. Then, share it with your friends and family and encourage them to join you in voting in every election. By being a consistent voter, you will help create a culture of voting and choose leaders who will make important decisions that affect you every day. Read More...

    NEW: Revised Runoff Election Dates: Click here to view a message from Texas Educators Vote! (3/27)

33rd Annual Conference on Education Law for Principals: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - Register through Ed311. Our partners at Legal Digest are conducting a one-day Education Law conference at the Dallas Anatole Hiton on June 9th, the day before the TASSP Summer Workshop. Excellent content is packed into this day! Make plans to attend both! Registration for this Law Conference is SEPARATE and made through ED311. The law conference is the day before the TASSP Summer Workshop (Tuesday, June 9) and is a totally separate event and registration process. (Phone: 512-478-2113)

Special Thanks to our TASSP Corporate Partners! Click Here


How does my middle school become a Texas School to Watch? 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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