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

Nomination Applications Available For National Distinguished Principal Nomination Application (click here) 

National Outstanding Assistant Principal Nomination Application
(click here)


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