TEPSA 2017-2020 Strategic Growth Plan

As an essential component of its continued health and sustainability, TEPSA undertook a strategic growth planning process to chart its course for the next three years. Four strategic goals will guide the Association’s actions:

  • Advocacy
  • Membership
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Effectiveness

A touchstone of the planning process and subsequent action plan is TEPSA’s mission as a diverse, supportive community of professional leaders, learning with and from each other, committed to providing quality education for all Texas PK-8 students.

Goal 1: Advocacy

Empower PreK–8 principals and supervisors to be a strong voice for all Texas children.


  • Expand TEPSA’s efforts to educate, engage and mobilize principals and supervisors in its advocacy activities.
  • Increase TEPSA’s visibility and interaction with policymakers, their staffs, and education influencers.
  • Continue existing coalitions and partnerships, and identify new strategic alliances that can help advance shared priorities.

Goal 2: Membership

Be the trusted network for leadership development and support for all PreK–8 principals and supervisors.


  • Continue to deliver relevant, “best-of-class” professional development for aspiring principals, principals and supervisors, and increase utilization among members and nonmembers.
  • Define and implement a comprehensive model for facilitating peer solution-sharing, communication and networking.
  • Deliver a personalized member experience.

Goal 3: Leadership

Create structures and systems that increase meaningful engagement in TEPSA leadership.


  • Examine and update board/governance structures, requirements and processes to increase member involvement and address regional challenges and changes in the field.
  • Review and revise bylaws, as needed.

Goal 4: Organizational Effectiveness

Invest in growth that aligns with strategic priorities while ensuring financial and organizational integrity.


  • Proactively to continue identifying, evaluating and pursuing revenue-generating growth opportunities that address unmet needs and/or leverage TEPSA’s current programming and market position.
  • Execute a targeted membership growth and retention plan.
  • Develop and implement a multi-year plan to expand TEPSA’s capacity to deliver an optimal member experience and meet the association’s strategic goals.

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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