88th Legislative Session

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The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals has a long history of providing educational opportunities for students, conducting professional development training for principals and assistant principals and creating a network that allows professional educators the opportunity to work collaboratively on key educational issues—all aimed at the improvement of the educational system in Texas. TASSP is a non-profit association that sponsors both the Texas Association of Student Councils and the Texas Association of Future Educators, effectively broadening its base to affect the lives of thousands of students and teachers.

Because of the complexity and accountability of the job of the school administrator, TASSP historically has supported a state-wide policy program that strengthens the principal as the instructional leader and campus-level decision-maker. TASSP has consistently maintained a state-wide policy program that ensures Texas students a safe and orderly learning environment.

The mission of TASSP is to serve the students and principals in Texas by supporting a sound student and principal-based program. Throughout the 88th legislative session, TASSP will be working collaboratively with other educational associations to promote activities that positively impact teacher recruitment and retention.

2022-2023 TASSP Legislative Committee Members

Chair: Alison Smith Principal, Midway HS, Waco - Region: 12
Vice-Chair: Paul Fleener Principal, El Campo HS, El Campo - Region: 3

Dr. Lucas Gomez Assistant Principal, San Benito HS, San Benito - Region: 1
Sandy Salinas-DeLeon Principal, Miller HS, Corpus Christi - Region: 2
Dr. Kedrick Lookadoo Principal, DAEP (Discipl Alter Ed Prog) Houston - Region: 4
Nicholas Phillips Principal, West Brook SHS, Beaumont - Region: 5
Ke-Ke Johnson Assistant Principal, A&M Consolidated HS, College Station - Region: 6
Crystal Brock Principal, Harleton HS, Harleton - Region: 7
Kristi Callihan Principal, Paris JHS, Paris - Region: 8
Kelly Carver Principal, Holliday MS, Holliday - Region: 9
LaSandra Gillard Principal, School of Health Professions, Dallas - Region: 10
Wat Harden Principal, Prairie Vista MS, Fort Worth - Region: 11
Christopher Weirich Principal, Fredericksburg HS, Fredericksburg - Region: 13
Glen Hill Principal, Albany JH/HS, Albany - Region: 14
DeeAnna Blanton Principal, Water Valley ISD, Water Valley - Region: 15
Rachel Freeman Principal, River Road MS, Amarillo - Region: 16
Jim Burke Assistant Principal, Frenship HS, Wolfforth - Region: 17
Misty Ring Principal, Midland Freshman HS, Midland - Region: 18
April Ortega-Valdez Assistant Principal, Pebble Hills HS, El Paso - Region: 19
Jennifer Cooper Principal, Nimitz MS, San Antonio - Region: 20