Twenty administrators have been named TEPSA Region Assistant Principals of the Year! The peer-based award recognizes assistant principals for their commitment to student learning as evidenced by exceptional school leadership.

One of these region principals will be selected as the 2020 National Assistant Principal of the Year for Texas. Supported by Horace Mann, the national award recognizes leaders who are committed to excellence through programs designed to meet the academic and social needs of all students; have firmly established community ties with parents and local business organizations; show strong educational leadership by setting high expectations for school staff and students; and exhibit exceptional leadership in a particular school program.

We hope honorees will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Reception Wednesday, June 17, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel. The 2020 TEPSA Region Assistant Principals of the Year are:

  • Laura Solis, Benavides Elementary, La Joya ISD, Region 1
  • Eloisa Garza, Fadden-McKeown-Chambliss Elementary, Beeville ISD, Region 2
  • Jana White, Cherry Elementary, Bay City ISD, Region 3
  • Shweta Khade, Colony Bend Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, Region 4
  • Carol Evans, Langham Elementary, Nederland ISD, Region 5
  • Andrew Gandrud, Caldwell Elementary, Caldwell ISD, Region 6
  • Melissa Barrett, Chandler Elementary, Brownsboro ISD, Region 7
  • Elodia Witterstaetter, Nash Elementary, Texarkana ISD, Region 8
  • Amy Simmons, Fowler Elementary, Wichita Falls ISD, Region 9
  • Sallye Norris, Taylor Elementary, Frisco ISD, Region 10
  • Claudia Calvo-Montes, Ginnings Elementary, Denton ISD, Region 11
  • Carmen Hankins, Timber Ridge Elementary, Killeen ISD, Region 12
  • Mark Brown, Naumann Elementary, Leander ISD, Region 13
  • Kevin Wellborn, Reagan Elementary, Abilene ISD, Region 14
  • Ann Fowler, Coggin Intermediate, Brownwood ISD, Region 15
  • Kaylyn Drake, Highland Park Elementary, Highland Park ISD, Region 16
  • Cody Brockman, Guadalupe Elementary, Lubbock ISD, Region 17
  • Rebecca McCright, Jane Long Elementary, Midland ISD, Region 18
  • Hillery Smith, Putnam Elementary, El Paso ISD, Region 19
  • Elizabeth Miller, Herff Elementary, Boerne ISD, Region 20

“We are honored to recognize these exceptional assistant principals for the work they do daily to ensure students on their campus are successful,” said TEPSA Executive Director Harley Eckhart.

The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 5,900 members who direct the activities of 3 million PK-8 school children. TEPSA is an affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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