Twenty school leaders were recently named TEPSANs of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Members from the 20 TEPSA Regions across the state annually honor a colleague for their outstanding service to the association. Award recipients must be committed to advancing the principalship and the association as well as serving as a voice for Texas students.

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

  • Reynaldo Rodriguez, Ed Downs Fine Arts Academy, San Benito CISD, Region 1
  • Rebecca Casas, Region 2 ESC, Region 2
  • Steve Carroll, Dudley Elementary, Victoria ISD, Region 3
  • Shweta Khade, Colony Bend Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, Region 4
  • Melanie Toups, Bridge City Elementary, Bridge City ISD, Region 5
  • Emily Nichols, Webb Elementary, Navasota ISD, Region 6
  • Ashley Smith, College Street Elementary, Lindale ISD, Region 7
  • Lesia Lewis, West Elementary, Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD, Region 8
  • Jeff Hill, Burgess Elementary, Wichita Falls ISD, Region 9
  • Alisha Crumley, Garner Fine Arts Academy, Grand Prairie ISD, Region 10
  • Victoria Sendejo, Chapel Hill Academy, Region 11
  • Christy Watley, Hewitt Elementary, Midway ISD, Region 12
  • Emily Marshall, Fuentes Elementary, Hays CISD, Region 13
  • Brittany Lloyd, Highland Elementary, Highland ISD, Region 14
  • Dee Dee Wright, Brownwood East Elementary, Brownwood ISD, Region 15
  • Sandra Maldonado, Aikman Elementary, Hereford ISD, Region 16
  • Jaci Underwood, Smith Elementary, Lubbock ISD, Region 17
  • Patsy Sanchez, Big Spring Intermediate, Big Spring ISD, Region 18
  • Michelle Casillas, Tom Lea Elementary, El Paso ISD, Region 19
  • Lori Gallegos, Northside ISD, Region 20

“These leaders are working harder than ever to serve their students and staff, yet they continue to support and advocate for educators in their region. We’re honored to recognize their tremendous work and servant leadership,” 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 PK-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 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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