Serving Texas PreK-8 School Leaders Since 1917
The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) represents more than 5,900 school administrators who direct the activities of 3 million PreK-8 schoolchildren.
In addition to principals, membership includes supervisors of reading, mathematics, science, special education, and other subject disciplines; it also serves central office administrators who are responsible for the administration of elementary education. A TEPSA member supervises two out of three public schoolchildren in Texas. TEPSA is the only association that has elementary school principals and supervisors as its primary focus for membership. Eighty-one percent of the Texas administrators who are eligible for membership belong to TEPSA.
Isaac Newton Odom founded the Elementary Principals (EPS) in Waco in 1917. The original group of 50, known as the “Ward Principals,” met each year at the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) annual convention. They later formed a separate organization known as the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association.