Standing Committees

Standing Committee members serve as ambassadors by promoting the principalship and representing the association at the regional and state level. Committee members are nominated based on recommendations from Texas education leaders, and they are approved by the Board of Directors.

 

Advocacy Committee

Develops and analyzes the legislative survey. Identifies legislative priorities.
Represents Texas principals and students with lawmakers and key stakeholders.

  • Chair: Brian Hill, Austin ISD
  • Vice Chair: Katiuska Herrador, Arlington ISD
  • Jorge Acosta, Irving ISD
  • Travis Armstrong, Wichita Falls ISD
  • Dana Boyd, Ysleta ISD
  • Kayla Casey, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD
  • Maria Flores-Guerra, La Joya ISD
  • Manuel Gonzales, Frisco ISD
  • Donna Harris, Amarillo ISD
  • Cooper Hilton, Coppell ISD
  • Natalie Jones, Bellville ISD
  • Kimberly Lawson, Katy ISD
  • Jamie Munoz, Clyde CISD
  • Annette Sanchez, Beeville ISD
  • Gerrie Spellmann, Alamo Heights ISD
  • Tamara Vardy, Mansfield ISD
  • Lisa Young, Grapevine Colleyville ISD

Membership, Marketing and Public Relations Committee

Assists in developing TEPSA recruitment and marketing campaigns. Identifies critical public relations efforts for TEPSA and the principalship. Serves as hosts/resources at TEPSA events.

  • Chair: Rachelle Ysquierdo, Sheldon ISD
  • Vice Chair: Amanda Schmitter, Grand Prairie ISD
  • Janet Blackwell, Carroll ISD
  • Leslie Callahan, Amarillo ISD
  • Cathy De Leon, Laredo ISD
  • Victorius Eugenio, Fort Worth ISD
  • Stormy Hickman, College Station ISD
  • Samuel Hicks, Lake Travis ISD
  • Monica Jackson, Frisco ISD
  • Keith Morgan, Leander ISD
  • Heather Patterson, Lamar CISD
  • Gabriel Salgado Moya, Midland ISD
  • Leslie Thomas, Socorro ISD
  • Lorena Zertuche, Katy ISD

Nominating Committee

Maintains a sufficient pool of qualified potential Board members. Ensures the diversity and growth of TEPSA leadership.

  • Chair: Nancy Tovar, El Paso ISD
  • Vice Chair: Yvette East, Responsive Education Solutions
  • Eddie Damian, Fort Bend ISD
  • Manuel Gonzales, Frisco ISD
  • Lisa McLaughlin, Deer Park ISD
  • Ben Perez, Lamar CISD
  • Annette Sanchez, Beeville ISD
  • Mike Word, Clarendon ISD

Programs and Services

Identifies professional development needs of Texas principals and supervisors.
Identifies critical issues for members. Assists in program development, implementation and evaluation.

  • Chair: Jana Kieschnick, Odem-Edroy ISD
  • Vice Chair: Christy Watley, Midway ISD
  • Sanee Bell, Katy ISD
  • Michelle Elliott, Frenship ISD
  • Laura Flynn, Coppell ISD
  • Julie Gauthier, Port Neches-Groves ISD
  • Tim Greenwell, Lewisville ISD
  • Lesia Lewis, Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD
  • April Maldonado, Humble ISD
  • Haily May, Carroll ISD
  • Michael Rudewick, Schleicher County ISD
  • Ashley Smith, Lindale ISD
  • Brian Sparks, San Antonio ISD
  • Darrin Stansberry, Yoakum ISD
  • Cindy Tierney, Lufkin ISD

Special Committee on Elections

Oversees the TEPSA election.

  • Chair: Amanda Schmitter, Grand Prairie ISD
  • Katiuska Herrador, Arlington ISD
  • Haily May, Carroll ISD
  • Brian Sparks, San Antonio ISD
  • Darrin Stansberry, Yoakum ISD
  • Leslie Thomas, Socorro ISD
  • Cindy Tierney, Lufkin ISD

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

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