Explore Topics with Featured Presenters during Master Classes

Dive deep into leadership, school culture, discipline and more. Featuring Kevin Curtis, Stephanie McConnell, Wendy Mills, Heather Patterson and Adam Saenz.

June 8, 8-10am. Separate fee applies.

Early rates until May 9:

  • Conference + Master Class: Member $538
  • Conference + Master Class: Aspiring Member $149
  • Conference + Master Class: Nonmember $837

A. Where Consequences and Accountability Collide!

Educators are looking for alternative strategies while attempting to meet the SEL needs of our modern-day students. They are stuck with ineffective archaic approaches to traditional discipline but are unwilling to give up the concept that students must learn a lesson through punishment. Discover and dive into the idea of Differentiated Discipline. This approach will effectively respond where Consequences and Accountability Collide!
Kevin Curtis, Founder and CEO, Relationship Centered Learning

B. Creating a Winning School Year: Leading at a Higher Level

Lead your school to greatness as you create high-performing systems and teams. We will guide and inspire you to reflect on your school systems to help you lead at a higher level. Gain the tools you need to take action, make lasting change and bring excellence to your school.
Stephanie McConnell, Assistant Superintendent and Author, Hawkins ISD

C. D.A.T.A! A Game Changing Approach to Student Data Talks

Learn to develop effective data talk tools that will ensure students understand and take ownership of their achievements. Gain a clear definition of what “achievement” means at your individual campus and an understanding of how the data you routinely collect can be used to develop stronger outcomes and more positive relationships with students each and every day.
Wendy Mills, Principal, Austin ISD

E. Filling Up the Culture Cup

Those who wonder if the glass is half full or half empty are missing the point, the glass is refillable and so is your culture! Join us as we explore ways to continue “pouring” into our staff and teams month by month. Remember, tough times don’t last but tough people do, so as leaders we must never underestimate the investment we make in our people. It’s about connection, motivation and having a little fun! You can’t pour from an empty cup, so let’s refill your own cup so you are ready to be bold and fuel your team in the new year!
Heather Patterson, Principal, Lamar CISD

F. The EQ-uipped Leader: How to Hack Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to Create an Effective
(and sustainable!) Leadership Team on Your Campus with Adam Saenz

In February 2020, none of us could have imagined how a global pandemic would radically alter life as we knew it. As we journey through 2022, teachers are facing challenges as never before; many who have not left the profession are operating in survival mode. The trickle-up effect means that campus and district-level leaders are under pressure as never before.

The good news is this pressure is developing the beautiful diamond within each of us. Explore how emotional intelligence is the powerful tool that keeps leaders in the sweet spot as they lead others through challenges. Ralph Waldo Emerson put it this way, “The wise person in the storm prays to God not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. It is the storm within which endangers, not the storm without.”  As we calm and master the storm within us—our thoughts, feelings, and stress—we become a centered, secure base for those depending on us.


  • Practical physical and mental strategies you can implement daily to keep yourself and your team out of survival mode
  • How to engage stress by creating a tonic, life-giving (versus toxic, life-sucking) campus culture using the appropriate fight-or-flight strategies
  • How to build your personal Dream Team—your Sage, your Hero, your Caregiver, and your Everyman—to keep us in the lane of growth

Adam Saenz, Psychologist and Author

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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