Good afternoon, TASSP Members.

As of this morning (4/30) the TASSP Summer Workshop has been cancelled for June 10-12, 2020, as well as the TASSP Board Leadership Retreat scheduled for June 12-14, 2020. We received the following statement this morning, from the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, regarding the Summer Workshop.

“As concern regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect people and businesses around the world, Hilton is committed to doing our part to assist our guests, our customers, and the community at large. Our business relationship is important, and I want to reassure you that I am here to provide personal support and to help find solutions to the many challenges we are facing together during these uncertain times. We aim to be the sales partner that you can count on!”

“In light of the circumstances since we first communicated with Texas Association of Secondary School Principals about their cancelled event, we are now pleased to inform you that we will not require that your organization pay cancellation damages. Please reply confirming your desire to cancel TASSP’s Summer Workshop.”
Kim Zoulek, Director of Sales, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas.

We will be posting information on the TASSP website regarding hotel room cancellations as well as our registration refund procedures for the Summer Workshop. More information will be forthcoming regarding the TASSP Board of Directors Meeting, New Board Member Orientation as well as recognition for the Principals and Assistant Principals of the Year, All-State Academic Students and Teens Serving Texas.
Thank you for your understanding of the cancellation of the TASSP Summer Workshop for June 2020.

Best wishes,
Archie E. McAfee, Executive Director, M. Ed.
Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

    The TASSP staff has begun the refund process for all registrations for the Summer Workshop. The refund will be sent to the business office at the school district. If the payment was made by an individual or a non-school related organization, the refund will be mailed to the address noted with the payment. If the registration was paid with a credit card, the refund will be posted to the credit card account. If we received a PO (but no actual funds yet) or have received no payment at all, we will void the invoice and cancel the registration with no refund. Any checks we receive for the 2020 Summer Workshop will automatically be returned to the sender. Allow 2-4 weeks for the process to complete. FYI: The $125 refund policy is being waived for all registrants.
    Hilton Anatole: 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
    Conference Direct (CD) oversees hotel reservations for the TASSP Summer Workshop. CD will also oversee the cancellation of all hotel reservations. Notification will be sent to the person on each reservation. Notifying the school business office is the responsibility of the school employee. If monies were encumbered for this hotel reservation, the business office will want to know that the reservation has been cancelled.
    Reservation cancellation fees are being waived for all reservations. 
    Conference Direct Housing Contact Information: 1-877-262-5617

    JOSTENS NIGHT OF THE STARS Texas Heroes Awards Dinner

    Since we have cancelled the Texas Heroes Night of the Stars, we will automatically refund everyone that registered and paid for the awards dinner. If you paid by credit card, the card will be refunded back the full amount.  If you paid by check, a refund check for the full amount will be refunded.
    Jostens is partnering with TASSP to create a virtual recognition ceremony for the Texas Heroes which includes the Texas Principal of the Year, the High School, Middle School, and Assistant Principal of the Year, retirees, and the Eddie G Bull Professional Development Scholarship recipient. This ZOOM event will occur on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. An email invitation to the event will be sent to the email on your TASSP membership profile. If you need to update your email address, do it now.
    Principals of the Year, EG Bull Professional Development Scholarship Recipient, Retirees, Student Award Recipients: ACADEX and Teens Serving Texas please ensure that the TASSP staff has the very best picture of you for this presentation.
  • The All State ACADEX and Teens Serving Texas recipients will be honored in a ZOOM event online. Invitations to students and to principals will be sent to the email address provided in your TASSP profile. If you need to update your email address, do it now.
    ACADEX & TST Students & their Principals: If you need assistance, please contact Donita Garza at [email protected]

  • Exhibitor Cancellation
    Ofra Levinson, Exhibit Coordinator, at [email protected] is contacting all exhibitors to offer opportunities for applying 2020 exhibit fees to the TASSP 2021 Summer Workshop. We look forward to reconnecting with you at other TASSP events. We thank you for your continued support for the secondary school principals in Texas.
  • Concurrent Session Presenters
    We regret that we will miss the awesome presentations you proposed for consideration for the TASSP Summer Workshop. We invite you to resubmit for the 2021 Summer Workshop which will be in Austin at the Austin Convention Center, June 16-17, 2021. The Concurrent Session Proposal Form for the 2021 Summer Workshop will go live on July 12, 2020! We encourage you to use this time to create the best proposal that catches the minds and interests of secondary school educators. Think Big! If you have questions, please contact Emily Mikolaitis, TASSP Meeting and Marketing Coordinator, at [email protected]

  • TASSP ZOOM events:
    May 20, 2020 9:00a - 2:00p TASSP Finance Committee Meeting
    June 8, 2020 1:30p - 3:30p TASSP Executive Officers
    June 9, 2020 6:00p Jostens Virtual Night of the Stars/Texas Heroes Recognition
    June 10, 2020 9:00a TASSP Nominating Committee Meeting
    June 10, 2020 12:00n TASSP Assistant Region Coordinators Meeting
    June 11, 2020 9:00a - 11:00a TASSP Board of Directors Meeting
    June 11, 2020 12:00n TASSP All State ACADEX & Teens Serving Texas Recognition
    June 12, 2020 2:00p - 5:00p TASSP NEW Board of Directors Orientation

    Contact Cindy Jackson, Associate Executive Director, with additional questions about the Summer Workshop and the recognition presentations: [email protected]

    We look forward to seeing you on June 16-18, 2021
    in Austin for the TASSP 2021 Summer Workshop.


Future Summer Workshop Dates:

June 16-18, 2021 – Austin Convention Center
June 15-17, 2022 – Austin Convention Center
June 14-16, 2023 – Austin Convention Center
June 12-14, 2024 – Austin Convention Center
June 11-13, 2025 – Austin Convention Center