Tennessee Principals Association

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The Tennessee Principals Association (TPA) was founded in 1939 as a support system for Tennessee school leaders.  Over the decades, TPA has evolved as the premier professional association for K-8 Tennessee principals as well as district leaders.

Tennessee Principals Association

P.O. Box 3623
Johnson City, TN 37602 

Phone: 423-439-9111 

Office Manager/Membership Contact: lauren.partin@tnprin.org 
Executive Director Contact: brian.partin@tnprin.org


Letting your voice be heard!

Striving to be our best!

AdvocacyProfessional Learning
The mission of the Tennessee Principals Association is to support, empower, and connect Tennessee Principals.

2022-2023 Events

Nov. 13-15, 2022

2022 Tennessee Principals Conference (Pigeon Forge, TN)


  • Professional Membership
  • Professional Liability Coverage ($2 million)
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Advocacy in Washington
  • TPA Publications: TN Principal Journal & TNPRIN News
  • NAESP Publications: Principal Magazine, Communicator e-newsletter, Principal Insights
  • Professional Networks
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  • SUPPORT Tennessee Principals to enhance professional skill level
  • EMPOWER Tennessee Principals to build leadership capacity
  • CONNECT Tennessee Principals to expand professional networks
  • DEVELOP long-term financial infrastructure to enable TPA to become the premier education leadership association for Tennessee Principals