TASSP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

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

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! »

Plan now to attend the:
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

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Want to honor excellence? Want a year full of PD? Want to present at the Summer Workshop? Want to be published in the Texas Study?
It's all possible... Take the First Step. Here's How!

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

NEWS:

• Awards for Students: Academic Excellence Award 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.
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Nominate a student for the 2019-2020 Academic Excellence Award »

• TASSP congratulates Keith Bryant, superintendent of Lubbock-Cooper ISD, for being named the 2019 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). TASSP also recognizes the regional winners for this award and expresses our gratitude for their effective leadership.

• Horace Mann Presents: Encourage your teachers to “Fall into Funding”. Encourage your teachers to enter for a chance to win DonorsChoose.org dollars with Horace Mann’s “Fall into Funding” giveaway. Here are the details: Runs now through Dec. 13, 2019; Each month lucky teachers will receive DonorsChoose.org dollars; No limit on the number of projects entered. There’s $10,000 to go around – have your teachers enter here for a chance to win funding for their DonorsChoose.org project.

• 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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