New Principal Academy 2018

Tools for the Principalship
Preparing Novice Campus Principals to Become Highly Qualified Leaders


July 5 - 8, 2018
Trinity University, San Antonio

If your school district will be hiring new principals, is in the process of grooming you for the principalship, or if you aspire to become a campus administrator this professional development is a must. The 2018 program will be the 20th annual TASSP New Principal Academy held in the serene retreat setting of Trinity University in San Antonio. The Academy offers any grade-level new principal (0-3 years) and aspiring principals a very practical hands-on training in skills for the principalship: Leadership and Team-building Skills; Best Hiring Practices and Human Resource Information; Crisis Management Training; Campus and Activity Fund Training; Documentation Skills; School Law as it relates to the campus principal; How to Avoid Career Derailing Mistakes; and so much more. This academy has been acclaimed as being very valuable and timely for any grade-level new and aspiring principal; here are just a few comments from the 2017 class:

"Good opportunities to network with colleagues during sessions and in between. Absolutely recommend! Great experience! A must for every administrator."
     ~ Alice Clayton, Principal, Angleton Junior High, Angleton ISD
"Above my expectations - fabulous speakers, great information and resources; networking is invaluable. I wish I had come a year ago!"
     ~ Julie Johnson, Principal, Nimitz Elementary, Kerrville ISD
"I've been in campus administration for six years now. This academy has provided me with a new outlook on school leadership and building a culture and climate that supports students. I plan on recommending this academy to veteran principals as well!"
     ~ Hector Dominguez, Principal, North Avenue Intermediate, Gonzales ISD

"I am so happy that I came. I have learned a ton of valuable information and met many new colleagues. This academy has clarified questions that I had about scheduling my time, documentation, and activity accounts. The presenters were great ..."

     ~ Brandi Hendrix, Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, Montgomery High School, Montgomery ISD

July 5 - 8, 2018 | Trinity University, San Antonio 

The cost of the academy includes all of your registration materials, lodging, and food during the program. You won't be disappointed! Registration will open in early March and if you register before Friday, June 15th you save $100! There is a limit of 70 participants for this program.

  • $850 March 1st - June 15th
  • $950 After June 15th, registration ends June 29th, 2018

New Principal Academy Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

For more information or questions related to the New Principal Academy contact: 
Cindy Kirby:  [email protected] or  512-443-2100 ext 8506