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

TN Principal of the Year 2021-2022
TYLER SALYER
President-elect of the Tennessee Principals Association
Collierville West Middle, Collierville, TN
TPA Member since 2017


Dr. Brian K. Partin selected as
TPA Executive Director
Beginning July 1, 2022

TENNESSEE PRINCIPAL ELECTED as
NAESP Vice-President

Dr. Kevin Armstrong
Principal, DuPont-Hadley Middle School
Old Hickory, TN

Congratulations to Dr. Derek Voiles
the 2022 National Outstanding Assistant Principal from Tennessee

Asst. Principal,
Lincoln Heights Middle School Morristown, TN

Congratulations to Dr. Janice Irvin
Elected as TPA Vice-President

Principal,
Kennedy Elementary School Kingsport, TN

TENNESSEE PRINCIPAL ELECTED to
NAESP Board of Directors

Dr. Ashley Aldridge Wilson Principal,
Nolan Elementary School Signal Mountain, TN

TPA MEMBER BENEFITS

ADVOCACY
Letting your voice be heard!

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Striving to be our best!

AdvocacyProfessional Learning

2022 Tennessee Principals Conference
November 13-15, 2022

DollyWood’s DreamMore
Resort & Spa in
Pigeon Forge, TN

SAVE THE DATE!
We will see you there!

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

January 2022

Articles Due for Spring Issue of Tennessee Principal

February 2022

Articles due for Spring Issue of Tennessee Principal

February 25, 2022

Applications due for Outstanding Assistant Principal Award

Feb. 27-March 2, 2022

National Leaders Conference (Arlington,VA) – by invitation

March 30, 2022

Applications due for National Distinguished Principal Award

May 8-11, 2022

State Executive Directors Meeting (Amelia Island, FL) – by invitation

June 4-5, 2022

2022-23 TPA Board Summer Planning Meeting (Nashville)

July 15-17, 2022

NAESP PreK-8 Principals Conference (Louisville, KY)

Nov. 13-15, 2022

2022 Tennessee Principals Conference (Pigeon Forge, TN)

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