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.

Sharon McNary
Candidate for NAESP Vice-President
NAESP Board of Directors



Election Will Be Held in March 2019

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TENNESSEE PRINCIPAL, Dr. Ann-Marie Gleason Elected as Zone 4 Director on the NAESP Board of Directors


Thanks to EVERYONE who took time to vote!

CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Gleason!  

TPA is proud of YOU!

2019 Tennessee Principals Conference

Don’t Forget! To save the date and set aside funds inyour 2019 budget for the 2019 Tennessee Principals Conference, to be held November 17-19, at the historic PeabodyHotel in Memphis, Tennessee!  Furtherinformation coming SOON!

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

TPA

During school hours, you work tirelessly to support staff and keep your school running smoothly, ensuring a safe and enriching learning environment in which every child can succeed. After dismissal, you’re still on the job. Teachers look to you for leadership and guidance. Parents come to you with questions and concerns. Students consider you a role model.

You do it all, and you love it. But even principals require support. TPA and NAESP are committed to providing the resources you need to serve your students, school, and community to your full potential.

2018-2019 Events

February 7-8, 2019

NAESP National Mentor Training and Certification Program (Nashville)

February 15, 2019

Articles due for Spring Issue of Tennessee Principal

February 28, 2019

Applications due for Outstanding Assistant Principal Award

March 17-20, 2019

National Leaders Conference (Arlington, VA) by invitation

March 30, 2019

Applications due for National Distinguished Principal Award

May 13-16, 2019

State Executive Directors Meeting (Colorado Springs, CO) by invitation

May 30–June 2, 2019

2019-20 TPA Board of Directors Summer Planning Meeting (Nashville)

July 10-12, 2019

NAESP PreK-8 National Principals Conference (Spokane, WA)

November 17-19, 2019

Tennessee Principals Conference, Peabody Hotel(Memphis)

Benefits

  • 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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Goals

  • 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