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.

Executive Director
Opening Announcement

July 25, 2021

Applicant materials should be submitted by August 22.  Interviews will occur on Saturday, September 11, in Nashville for selected candidates.

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Tennessee Principals Serving On
NAESP Board of Directors

Dr. Ann-Marie Gleason
NAESP Zone 4 Director
Principal, Nashville TN

Dr. Kevin Armstrong
Middle Level Director
Principal, Nashville TN

Knoxville Principal Selected as 2021 National Distinguished Principal from Tennessee

Shay Siler
Sequoyah Elementary School
Knoxville, TN

2021 TPA Election Results

Vice President

Dr. Terrence Brittenum
A. Maceo Walker Middle School
Memphis, TN

TPA/NAESP State Representative

Shay Siler
Sequoyah Elementary School
Knoxville, TN

Tennessee’s 2021
National Outstanding Assistant Principal Award

Dr. Jamelie Kangles Johns Assistant Principal
Signal Mountain, TN

Now the Principal at
Normal Park Museum Magnet School

2021 Tennessee Principal Conference
November 14-16, 2021
at the Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel
Join us for a great learning experience!

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Thank you, Dr. Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis

for serving as NAESP President, 2020-2021.  

The Tennessee Principals Association is proud of you!

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

2021-2022 Events

Nov 14-16, 2021

2021 Tennessee Principals Conference


  • 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