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Act Now! Deadlines: February 1, 2020 

• Eddie G. Bull Professional Development Scholarship TASSP seeks to recognize exemplary performance among beginning campus level administrators in Texas.
• Frank R. Kemerer Award This award is to recognize an outstanding social studies teacher at the high school level. Nominees must have at least five years teaching experience in social studies at the secondary level and must be nominated by their high school principal and endorsed by the superintendent.
• Texas Study Writer's Guidelines TASSP is accepting articles that promote best practices, learning and leading, innovative programs, timely developments and technology.
• Concurrent Session Proposal Form Lead a presentation at the TASSP Summer Workshop at the Dallas Anatole, June 10-12,2020

• TASSP Teens Serving Texas Award This award recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of service, leadership and personal accomplishment. Students are asked to describe their contributions to these areas in a two-page essay.
• TASSP Academic Excellence Award This award recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding academic achievements. Selection will be based on two factors: 1) a score based on the student's GPA, SAT or ACT scores and ability to follow instructions (65%); and 2) a written essay (35%).
Click here for these Student Awards » (Postmark deadline: March 2, 2020)


Assistant / Aspiring Principal Workshop
February 9-11, 2020 | Hilton Austin Airport

This program is for ALL GRADE-LEVEL assistant principals, elementary through secondary, and for teacher leaders looking to become campus administrators.

Participate in three days of dynamic and practical training as you learn from master practitioners and build professional learning relationships with TEXAS ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS; current and aspiring!

Documentation Training with Dr. John Crain
Keynote speakers: Marlena Gross-Taylor, Edugladiators
Susan Isaacs, Safe & Civil Schools and 
The LawDawg: Jim Walsh, Walsh Gallegos attorneys


Making Middle School Matter Symposium
March 1-3, 2020 | Hilton Austin Airport

This program is for ALL Middle-Level Educators - teachers,
counselors, administrators, and central office administrators.

Keynote Speakers: Kim Campbell and JC Pohl

Breakout Sessions Featuring:
- outstanding research-based strategies to support middle level instruction
- cutting-edge presentations from some of the best middle level practitioners 
- demonstrations from Texas School to Watch model campuses


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 TEA website has new information regarding Commissioner of Education Rule Updates. Click Here

• STOP School Violence Grant Program: School districts as well as individual schools are both eligible to apply for grants under the program. You can find more information and instructions for submitting applications hereThe application deadline is March 3.

• 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...

• News from the Federal Program Compliance Division: 2019-2020 Needs Assessment, Priorities and Program Outcomes (SC3001) TEA is announcing the availability of the 2019-2020 Needs Assessment, Priorities and Program Outcomes Schedule (SC3001). The schedule is available on eGrants under the Special Collections tab. All LEAs that applied for ESSA, Perkins, School Improvement or Rural and Low-Income Schools funding in the 2019-2020 grant year are required to complete the SC3001 Schedule. The schedule is designed to collect data on student outcome-focused SMART Goals, federal funds projected to be spent on the four TEA Strategic Priorities, and implementation of TEA-recommended uses of federal funds guidance. Reporting Deadline: The schedule is due via eGrants by December 20, 2019.

• The Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) award was established in 2007 by the Texas Legislature. Its purpose is to recognize Texas employers that encourage and support employees who actively participate in school activities and promote voluntarism in the public schools. The State Board of Education (SBOE) will select employers that meet the criteria for bronze, silver, or gold levels of recognition. Any Texas employer is eligible to win the award, including private companies, nonprofit organizations, and state, local, federal, and educational entities. Read More

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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