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
President-elect of the Tennessee Principals Association
Collierville West Middle, Collierville, TN
TPA Member since 2017

Kingsport City Schools Principal Selected as
2022-2023 Principal of the Year

Congratulations is extended to TPA member, Dr. Kyle Loudermilk, for being selected as the 2022-23 Tennessee Principal of the Year!  Kyle is the Principal of Sevier Middle School in Kingsport, TN.  

This is a tremendous honor for Kyle and the Kingsport City Schools Community!  TPA is proud of his recognition and is grateful for his servant leadership in his school and with Principals across the state! Congratulations Kyle!

Thank you for being an exemplary Principal leader in the state of Tennessee!

NAESP Vice-President

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

Congratulations to Heather Wolf
TPA's 2022 NAESP National Distinguished Principal from Tennessee

George Washington ES
Kingsport, TN

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

Asst. Principal,
Lincoln Heights Middle School Morristown, TN

NAESP Board of Directors

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


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