TPA News

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

December 2018

  • TPA Membership is on the RISE!  At this time,TPA has approximately 370 members which is an increase of almost 50 over last year!  Membership continues to come in!
  • Assistant Principals across the state are joining under the new Membership Category designed solely for  “Assistant Principals.”
  • The 2018 Tennessee Principals Conference saw more than 160 Principals, Assistant Principals, Central Office Supervisors, and Superintendents participate in 2 days of GREAT professional learning in Pigeon Forge, TN!  The Exhibit Hall was completely SOLD OUT with vendors already requesting information about Memphis in 2019!
  • Thirteen(13) individuals were recognized at the 2018 TPA Awards Luncheon along with eight (8) administrators who served on the Conference Committee – twenty-one(21) people total were recognized!
  • Both the NAESP Executive Director, Dr. Earl Franks, from Washington D.C. and NAESP President, Eric Cardwell, from Alpena Michigan, attend the 2018 Tennessee Principals Conference.  This was a FIRST for both to be in attendance from the national level!
  • Plans are already underway for the 2019 Tennessee Principals Conference to be held in Memphis, TN, at The Peabody Hotel, November 17-19.  Details COMING SOON!
  • Sharon McNary has been confirmed as a candidate for NAESP Vice President (look for more information coming soon about this election to be held in March).  Another Tennessee Principal seeking to lead America’s Principals!
  • Dr.Ann-Marie Gleason, Tennessee’s 2018 National Distinguished Principal, has been confirmed as a candidate for Zone 4 Director, which is a position on the NAESP Board of Directors (look for more information coming soon about this election to be held in January – NEXT MONTH). Another Tennessee Principal wanting to serve at the National level!
  •  Thanks to Gus Vargas, with Simplex Learning Systems, for completely overhauling the TPA website to make it more inviting and user friendly!
  • Membership Ambassadors continue to be added statewide as we strengthen Board efforts to really connect with members and potential members across the state!  Look for additional information on how to become a Membership Ambassador for your School System/District.
  • Tennessee Principal Publication (official Journal for TPA) continues to provide great articles, insight, stories, and photos of BEST PRACTICES across our state and beyond!
  • Contact a Board Member if you would like to get INVOLVED!  Check out the TPA website:  www.tnprin.org, for additional information!

February 2018

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

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

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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