TEPSA Leader is published quarterly by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Email your submission to Belinda Neal.


TEPSA represents more than 6,000 Texas PK-8 school administrators, most of whom are principals and assistant principals.


TEPSA Leader covers the latest educational research and strategies. We aim to provide timely and practical information to help administrators remain on the cutting edge of educational innovation.


More than 2,500 PK-8 administrators, curriculum supervisors and college professors of education.

Submitting an Article

We accept unsolicited manuscripts. However, it is best to contact Belinda Neal first with an outline of your idea. Any education-related topic is acceptable. Articles with research-based content as well as practical and useful ideas that will assist PK-8 administrators with instructional leadership will be given higher consideration.

Please write simply and just one notch above conversational level. Avoid jargon and explain unfamiliar terms. Attribute quotes and paraphrases by full name and title. Double-check spelling on references submitted. Time does not allow us to check your sources. We use Associated Press (AP) style.

Email MS Word attachment to Belinda Neal. Most articles are between 1,500 and 2,000 words, but we often publish longer articles (or series) as space permits. Submission must include author’s name, address, phone number, word count, date and a brief biography and headshot. Submissions are peer-reviewed. Selections are based on content, credentials, writing style, and the publishing calendar.


Deadlines fall two months before the month of issue.

  • Winter Issue – Article due November 1.
  • Spring Issue – Article due February 1.
  • Summer Issue – Article due May 1.
  • Fall Issue – Article due August 1.


We reserve the right to edit all manuscripts for organization, readability, spelling, grammar, punctuation and AP style. We aim to maintain personal writing style.


TEPSA generally retains copyrights on TEPSA Leader articles. Each issue is fully copyrighted. However, an author may give permission for one-time use and retain all other rights.

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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