TEPSA Summer Conference Sampling of Sessions

The full list of sessions will be available on the conference app in late May.


Instructional Leadership: The Three Questions You Need to Ask Yourself
Robert Thornell, Lewisville ISD

The Role of Relationships in Instructional Leadership
LaToya Patterson, Spring ISD

Peer Assistance for Students with Disabilities
Amy Estrada, Idalou ISD

Meeting the Social-Emotional Needs of Teachers During Critical Times
Kathryn Washington, Lamar University

Technology Tools to Help Tackle the Challenges of School Culture
Kelly Jones, Springtown ISD

Language Acquisition or Academic Struggle?
Jennifer Burr, Region 10 ESC

High Impact Instructional Leadership: The Systems and Feedback Required to Replicate Success
Valerie Walker, San Antonio ISD

SOS! Staffing on Students
Andrea Cochran & Tina Finke, Canyon ISD

504 Coordination, More Than Just Paperwork (How to Make a Difference Without Getting Overwhelmed)
Holly Reid, Eanes ISD

Building Culture and Community
Stacie VanLoenen & Becky Morris, Pearland ISD

The Right Thing Right Now….How to Approach the 1st Year Principalship
Laura Mejia, Mary Pugh, Paige White & Mary Johnston, Rockwall ISD

Relationship Building and Resource Utilizing: Ideas for the Principal Role
Staci Gary & Angela Abel, Port Neches-Groves ISD

Data-Driven Instructional Design
Caren Zambrana, Region 10 ESC

Helping Our Students Thrive During a Pandemic: Meeting Their Social and Emotional Needs
Paige White, Rockwall ISD

From New Teacher Orientation to New Campus Leader
Steve Kowalski, Katy ISD

Exceptional Classroom Management: Llama Training
Doug Curry, Amarillo ISD

Parent Engagement Overload
Jaime Clark, Lewisville ISD

Best Practices on Implementing Online Testing in Grades K-2
Deanna Greene & Julie Furlow, Region 7 ESC

An Elementary Principal’s Guide to Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Cody Summerville, Texas Association for the Education of Young Children

From F to Blue Ribbon School (Plus a Global Pandemic) in 2 Years
Dee Dee Wright, Christi Burks, Natasha Brown & Rebecka Mouser, Brownwood ISD

Revisiting PLC at Work: Post Pandemic
Jon Flores, Canutillo ISD

DMS: The Best-Kept Secret Campus Leaders Need to Know!
Lori Anderson & Amy Duggan, Region 7 ESC

Creating and Sustaining Connectedness, Culture, and a Positive Campus Climate
Noe Renteria, Canyon ISD

Diversity 101: Promoting Diversity on Your Campus During Turbulent Times
Ron Kelley, The National Mentoring Foundation

Translating Accountability Data into Instructional Action
Amber Jones, Region 10 ESC

The Language of Behavior
Joshua Stamper, Frisco ISD

TIA Doesn’t have to be Rocket Science: Harnessing Standard Scores to Compare Student Performance and Teacher Growth
Rebecca Cooper, Texas A&M Texarkana

School Improvement Through Family Engagement
Dion Rivera, Magnolia ISD

Emotionally Disturbed: Serving Students in Social/Emotional Crisis 
Tyson Jones, Richardson ISD

Retention is a Good Thing…When We Retain Our Teachers!
Martin Silverman, Judson ISD

“Great leadership advice I can start implementing right away!” -2021 Summer Conference Attendee

“I always enjoy the motivational speakers. They re-energize me and I learn new ideas to motivate and inspire teachers.” -2021 Summer Conference Attendee

“Topics that resonated with me had to do with building a campuswide culture with a clear vision based on the idea that anything is possible when all stakeholders feel valued.” -2021 Summer Conference Attendee

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