Assistant / Aspiring Principal Workshop

February 10 - 12, 2019 | 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!

The Assistant Principal Workshop offers a unique opportunity for leaders who work very closely with students on academic needs, work with teachers on instruction and work as a team on the management of student discipline, extra-curricular activities and more. This workshop has been a great success because the focus is on the role of one genre of leader…the assistant principal!

The workshop focuses on the AP as an instructional leader and lead teacher of teachers, a responsibility that is quite challenging when moving from the classroom to the administrative office. Also included in the agenda is training on documentation, school safety, legal updates, curriculum updates and more.

Stay tuned for more details and session information!

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Register Now  |  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Before January 25, 2019, cost $246;
After January 25, 2019, cost $296.

Reserve Group Rate | Hilton Austin Airport | Arrival/Checkout Dates: February 9-12, 2019

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Program Highlights:

  • An optional in-depth Documentation Training Session with Dr. John Crain, co-author of the Texas Documentation Handbook.
  • Keynote Sessions led by:
    Dr. Ruby Payne - Emotional Poverty
    Jacob Edwards - Safe and Civil Schools
    Walsh Gallegos - Legal Update and ARD Procedures
    TEA Commissioner of Education - Dr. Mike Morath

  • Breakout Sessions led by:
    Sean Cain – Lead Your School
    Dr. Ruby Payne – Emotional Poverty
    Jacob Edwards – Safe & Civil Schools
    Carrie Jackson – Principal of Northwest HS in Northwest ISD, Digital Leadership
    Dr. Courtney Gober – San Antonio ISD – How to Score the Most ‘Assists’ as an AP!
    Dr. Shelley Garrett & Dr. Karyn Cummings – Mesquite ISD – Chapter 37 – What Every Aspiring Principal Needs to Know
    Other breakouts led by Dr. Amy Anderson of Rockwall ISD and Dr. Gabriel Trujillo of Grand Prairie ISD!
    and MUCH more!


Tentative Schedule:

Sunday, Feb. 10
Registration Hours: 9:30a – 4:30p in the Pre-Function Area
8:30a – 9:30a      AP Committee Meeting (For Committee Members Only)
9:30a – 12:45p    Optional  In-Depth Documentation Training Session with John Crain 
                            (Additional Ticket Required – Lunch is included) This session is designed to train administrators on the legal framework within which documentation of all Texas public school employees takes place and to focus on specific steps required to document an employee's performance effectively. Registration for this session includes lunch and a copy of the latest edition of the Texas Documentation Handbook.

Conference Begins
1:00p – 2:15p     Breakout Sessions
2:30p – 3:45p     Breakout Sessions
4:00p – 5:30p     Opening General Session: Dr. Ruby Payne - Emotional Poverty

Monday, Feb. 11
Registration Hours: 7:30a – 4:30p | Exhibit Hours: 7:30a – 4:30p
8:00a – 11:15a   General Session
1:00p – 1:30p     General Session
1:45p – 3:00p     Breakout Sessions
3:15p – 4:30p     Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, Feb. 12
8:30a – 11:30a   Closing General Session / Legal Update