Legislative Committee

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The TASSP Legislative Committee is actively engaged in the State of Texas 87th Legislative Session. The Committee Chair is Dr. Terri Benson, Principal, Academy for Science and Health Professions, Conroe ISD.

Each TASSP region has a representative on the committee. To get involved in the legislative decisions that will affect your school, contact your region representative below.

2020-2021 Legislative Committee
One representative from each TASSP Region
Chair: Dr. Terri Benson, Principal, Conroe High School (6) [email protected]
Vice-Chair: Alison Smith, Principal, Midway High School (12) [email protected]
1 - Gilbert Galvan, Principal, Veterans Memorial High School [email protected]
2 - Priscilla Vega, Asst. Principal, Tuloso-Midway High School [email protected]
3 - Sandy Fellers, Principal, Goliad Middle School [email protected]
4 - Virgil Maddox, Principal, Kahla Middle School [email protected]
5 - Aimee Hebert, Assistant Principal, Central Middle School [email protected]
7 - Nathan Heflin, Principal, Ore City High School [email protected]
8 - Tim Lambert, Principal, Texas Middle School [email protected]
9 - Starla Sanders, Principal, Jacksboro High School [email protected]
10 - Jae Gaskill, Principal, McKinney North High School [email protected]
11 - Travis Moore, Principal, Coble Middle School [email protected]
13 - Patrick Peabody, Asst. Principal, Vista Ridge High School [email protected]
14 - William Paul, Principal, Breckenridge High School [email protected]
15 - Dr. Scott Snyder, Principal, San Saba High School [email protected]
16 - Stephen Vanderpool, Principal, Groom School [email protected]
17 - Heath Simpson, Principal, Frenship 9th Grade Center [email protected]
18 - Matt Turney, Principal, Stanton Middle School [email protected]
19 - Charlie Garcia, Principal, Bel Air High School [email protected]
20 - Tony Dominguez, Principal, Poteet High School [email protected]

TASSP Legislative Committee

Chair: Dr. Terri Benson, Principal, Academy for Science and Health Professions, Conroe
Vice Chair: Alison Smith, Principal, Midway High School, Waco


  • To listen to member concerns in the region
  • To create a draft state-wide policy program for the approval of the TASSP Board of Directors
  • To communicate with legislative contacts and testify before committees as a resource as requested by the chairperson
  • To respond to TASSP requests with statements, evidence and/or data to support the Association’s state-wide policy program

Committee Membership

  • 20 members with Chair


  • Serve as legislative liaisons to general membership in TASSP regions
  • Participate in the development of the TASSP state-wide policy program
  • Monitor legislative session
  • Participate in the promotion of the state-wide policy program

Meeting Dates

  • This Committee hosts the Legislative Update Session at the TASSP Summer Workshop following the legislative session.
  • Virtual training held in October 2020

No funds are budgeted for committee meetings held during the TASSP Summer Workshop, Assistant Principal Workshop and the Fall Summit. The President will authorize in writing with a copy sent to the Executive Director any committee to meet other than at the above time.