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

One of these educators will be selected as the 2022 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.

Honorees will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Celebration June 8 at the Round Rock Kalahari. The 2022 TEPSA Region Assistant Principals of the Year are:

  • Cynthia Clayborn, Sullivan Environmental Science Academy, San Benito CISD, Region 1
  • Patrick Garza, Schallert Elementary, Alice ISD, Region 2
  • JoAnne Innocenti, Aloe Elementary, Victoria ISD, Region 3
  • Jennifer Short, Southside Elementary, Cleveland ISD, Region 4
  • Robert Wilson, Silsbee Elementary, Silsbee ISD, Region 5
  • Christy Tolbert, Kings Manor Elementary, New Caney ISD, Region 6
  • Roxie Nash, Kurth Primary, Lufkin ISD, Region 7
  • Samuel Coston, New Boston Elementary, New Boston ISD, Region 8
  • Jonathan Charlie Stone, City View Elementary, City View ISD, Region 9
  • Rachel Corbin, Johnson Elementary, McKinney ISD, Region 10
  • Jayme Duckett, Godley Intermediate, Godley ISD, Region 11
  • Cindy Allman, Charter Oak Elementary, Belton ISD, Region 12
  • Christi Moeller, Blue Hole Primary, Wimberley ISD, Region 13
  • Stacy Evans, Taylor Elementary, Abilene ISD, Region 14
  • Kassie Russell, Woodland Heights Elementary, Brownwood ISD, Region 15
  • Donna Agee, Spring Canyon Elementary, Canyon ISD, Region 16
  • Suzanne McCall, Overton Elementary, Lubbock ISD, Region 17
  • Ray Portillo, Bush Elementary, Midland ISD, Region 18
  • Ana Elisa Lee, Tom Lea Elementary, El Paso ISD, Region 19
  • Cindy Gibson, Coon Elementary, Northside ISD, Region 20

“These assistant principals have provided critical support to their learning communities throughout this challenging year. We’re honored to recognize them for their leadership and commitment to Texas students and teachers,” said TEPSA Executive Director Harley Eckhart.

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 more than 3 million PreK-8 school children.

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 6000 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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