TEPSA Student Leadership Award

Established in 2018, the TEPSA Student Leadership Award recognizes student leadership teams who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities, dedication to their school, and a commitment to making a positive difference in their communities. These students serve as role models, inspiring their peers and contributing to the betterment of their schools and beyond. We are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of these 105 outstanding student leadership teams.

2023-2024 Award Recipients

Alvin ISD
E.C. Mason Elementary
LaTassa Watts, Principal


Beaumont ISD
Caldwood Elementary
Julie Corona, Principal


Bland ISD
Bland Middle School
Jason Hammack, Principal


Boerne ISD
Fabra Elementary
Troy Latiolais, Principal


Caddo Mills ISD
Caddo Mills Intermediate
Boe Parr, Principal


Canutillo ISD
Bill Childress Elementary
Maria Isabel Varela, Principal

Gonzalo and Sofia Garcia Elementary
Maria Alarcon, Principal

Jose Damian Elementary
Maria Castillo, Principal

Congressman Silvestre and Carolina Reyes Elementary
Jessica Melendez-Carrillo, Principal


Canyon ISD
Crestview Elementary
Amy Meek, Principal

Pinnacle Intermediate
Tausha Robinson, Principal

Reeves Hinger Elementary
Nicole Johnston, Principal

Lakeview Elementary
Krystal Hare, Principal


Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Dale B. Davis Elementary
Tracey Battle, Principal


Clear Creek ISD
League City Elementary
Xan Freudenberg, Principal


Community ISD
Roderick Elementary
Tiffany Swain, Principal


Coppell ISD
Wilson Elementary
Cooper Hilton, Principal

Denton Creek Elementary
Chris Gollner, Principal

Valley Ranch Elementary
Cynthia Arterbery, Principal

Lakeside Elementary
Gema Hall, Principal

Cottonwood Creek Elementary
Dr. Andra Penny, Principal

Richard J. Lee Elementary
Chantel Kastrounis, Principal


Copperas Cove ISD
Martin Walker Elementary
Breanne Turner, Principal


DeSoto ISD
Ruby Young Personalized STEAM Academy
Monica Smith, Principal


Elgin ISD
Elgin Elementary
Megan Wehrle, Principal

Fort Worth ISD
Leadership Academy at Maude I. Logan Elementary
Michael Conner, Principal


Frenship ISD
Willow Bend Elementary
Skylar Roddy, Principal


Georgetown ISD
McCoy Elementary
Dr. Emily Fraser, Principal


Goose Creek ISD
David Crockett Elementary
Tailis Oniwon, Principal

Highlands Elementary
Blanca Capetillo, Principal


Irving ISD
Barton Elementary
Lisbeth Valdez, Principal


Killeen ISD
Montague Village Elementary
Natalie Cue, Principal

Reeces Creek Elementary
Abigail Church, Principal


Lamar CISD
Dickinson Elementary
Channon Almendarez, Principal

Hubenak Elementary
Carrie Flores, Principal

Manford Williams Elementary
Laci Crowson, Principal

Adriane Gray Elementary
Risa Crosby, Principal

Velasquez Elementary
Dr. Sherri Henry, Principal


Lewisville ISD
Forest Vista Elementary
Patrick Schott, Principal

Donald STEM Academy
Heather Shorter, Principal

Memorial Elementary
Stephanie Lawson, Principal

Garden Ridge Elementary
April Kenely, Principal

Hicks Elementary
Tracy Rehfuss, Principal

Peters Colony Elementary
Rebecca Chirinos, Principal


Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD
Mauriceville Elementary
Carie Broussard, Principal

Little Cypress Intermediate
Michael Ridout, Principal


Little Elm ISD
Oak Point Elementary
Kori Werth, Principal


Lockhart ISD
Plum Creek Elementary
James Griebel, Principal

Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary
Dr. Benjamin Grijalva, Principal


Lubbock ISD
Preston Smith Elementary
Jaci Underwood, Principal

Waters Elementary
Linda Landin, Principal


Forney ISD
Griffin Elementary
Kristie Crabtree, Principal

Fort Sam Houston ISD
Fort Sam Houston Elementary
Rene Gomez, Principal


Lumberton ISD
Lumberton Intermediate
Jason Morgan, Principal


Maud ISD
Maud Elementary
Elizabeth Haugh, Principal


McKinney ISD
Roy Lee Walker Elementary
Michelle Baumann, Principal

Wilmeth Elementary
Kristin Ellis, Principal

Minshew Elementary
Inetra Nelson, Principal


New Braunfels ISD
County Line Elementary
April Jones, Principal


Northside ISD
Edmund Lieck Elementary
Jessica Garza, Principal

Esparza Elementary
Migdalia Powers, Principal

F.R. Scobee Elementary
Kristen Johnson-Montellano, Principal

Ott Elementary
Madeline Bueno, Principal


Northwest ISD
Johnie R. Daniel Elementary
Jessica McDonald, Principal

Lyndal Hughes Elementary
Amanda Bomar, Principal

W.R. Hatfield Elementary
Jim Mahler, Principal

Kay Granger Elementary
Michelle McAdams, Principal


Pasadena ISD
Teague Elementary
Solmaria Benavides, Principal

Kruse Elementary
Sandra Buckner, Principal

L.F. Smith Elementary
Lorena Carrasco, Principal

Burnett Elementary
Jae Lee, Principal

Sparks Elementary
Erica Kirk, Principal

Moore Elementary
Jill Lacamu, Principal

Jensen Elementary
Judy Diaz, Principal

Adella Young Elementary
Amy McClellen, Principal

Genoa Elementary
Tiffany Bennett, Principal

Pearl Hall Elementary
Allison Tamez, Principal

Fred Roberts Middle School
Citlali Guerrero, Principal

Marshall Kendrick Middle School
Melissa Messenger, Principal

Nelda Sullivan Middle School
Kelly Cook-Costley, Principal

Carter Lomax Middle School
Rebecca Dietz, Principal

Morris Middle School
Allison Lewallen, Principal

Milstead Middle School
Scott Pollack, Principal

Bobby Shaw Middle School
Darby Hickman, Principal

Pearland ISD
Leon Sablatura Middle School
Verna Tipton, Principal


Plano ISD
Hedgcoxe Elementary
Kristi Graham, Principal

Sigler Elementary
Tyson Jones, Principal


Port Neches-Groves ISD
Groves Intermediate School
Mandie Champagne, Principal


Rockwall ISD
Billie Stevenson Elementary
Mike Pitcher, Principal

Cullins Lake Pointe Elementary
Kelly Haack, Principal

Nebbie Williams Elementary
Paige White, Principal

Amy Parks-Heath Elementary
Amy Sparks, Principal

Sherry and Paul Hamm Elementary
Danielle Patterson, Principal

Virginia Reinhardt Elementary
Amanda Payne, Principal


Royse City ISD
Harry H. Herndon Elementary
Rachel Alexander, Principal

R. Fort Elementary
Wendy Prater, Principal


San Benito CISD
Sullivan Environmental Science Academy
Diane Atkinson, Principal


San Felipe-Del Rio CISD
Roberto Barrera Elementary
Aurora Guerra, Principal

Garfield Elementary
Carlos Ramirez, Principal


Sharyland ISD
Donna Wernecke Elementary
Lela Culberson, Principal


Socorro ISD
Jane A. Hambric
Ruth Taylor, Principal

Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary
Jonathan Flores, Principal

Mission Ridge Elementary
Jesus Mendez, Principal


Spring ISD
Hirsch Elementary
Latoya Patterson, Principal


Texarkana ISD
Nash Elementary
Liliana Luna, Principal

Valley Ranch Elementary, Coppell ISD
Lumberton Intermediate, Lumberton ISD
County Line Elementary, New Braunfels ISD

Congratulations to the 2024 ASCA School of Excellence Award winners in Texas!

  • Adella Young Elementary School, Pasadena, Texas
  • Barton Elementary School, Irving, Texas
  • Bill Childress Elementary School, Vinton, Texas
  • Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School, Glenn Heights, Texas
  • Fred Roberts Middle School, Houston, Texas
  • J.O. Schulze Elementary School, Irving, Texas
  • Mauriceville Elementary School, Orange, Texas
  • Ruby Young PSTEAM Academy, DeSoto, Texas
  • Sparks Elementary School, Pasadena, Texas
  • STEM Academy at Donald Elementary School, Flower Mound, Texas
  • Teague Elementary School, Pasadena, Texas
  • Valley Ranch Elementary School, Irving, Texas

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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