Learn with Experts During Master Classes

Explore AI, behavior, school culture, relationship building, stress management, sustaining success, and creating high-performing teams..

Featuring Stephanie McConnell, Ruby K. Payne, Adam L. Saenz, Tia McIntosh, Hayward R. Jean, Dan St. Romain, and Leslie Garakani.

June 12, 8-10:30am. Separate fee applies.

  • Conference + Master Class: Member $738
  • Conference + Master Class: Nonmember $1027
  • Conference + Master Class: Aspiring Member $249*

*TEPSA Aspiring Administrators receive one free registration to Summer Conference. Repeat attendees should register at the member rate.

Generative AI Unveiled: Enhancing Creativity, Problem-Solving, and Data Analysis
Leslie Garakani, EdD, Executive Director of Technology, Klein ISD

Explore the realm of generative AI. Learn to leverage generative AI tools to enhance your work and discover how these technologies can streamline creativity and problem-solving. We’ll also discuss the potential benefits and concerns associated with employing generative AI in analysis of student achievement, aiming to bridge learning gaps while navigating the responsible use of such powerful tools.

Brace for Impact: Positioning Your Team for the Dream!
Hayward R. Jean, Director of Student Services, Orangeburg County School District

Many teams work so hard to chase the school or school system of their dreams that they do not embrace the dream when it happens! Sustaining success is often harder than the process of obtaining success. Explore practical strategies to sustain the success you attain. Learn how to build capacity within your team members, motivate your students to learn, improve the overall school culture, and rally the community behind your vision. Get ready to brace for impact!

Culture Strong: Nurturing a Thriving School Community
Stephanie McConnell, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Hawkins ISD

Elevate your school culture and boost morale. Learn actionable ideas you can implement immediately to create a vibrant school culture. Be prepared to participate, interact, and share your own experiences as we explore:

  • Team-building exercises that encourage collaboration and foster a sense of togetherness.
  • Creative approaches to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of your school community.
  • Fun and inspiring morale-boosting activities to rekindle the passion for teaching and learning.

Putting Knowledge Into Action: Creating High-Performing Teams
Tia McIntosh, Coaching Director, FranklinCovey Education

As leaders we’re always looking to improve the culture of our schools while also working on having high-performing teams. In order to do that we must work on four distinct areas: Inspire Trust, Create Vision, Execute Strategy, and Coach Potential.

  • In this Master Class we will dive into understanding that it’s not what you know, it’s what you do about it. Let’s do this work, together!

Working with Parents: Building Relationships for Student Success – Techniques for Conflict Resolution and Addressing Social Media Issues
Ruby K. Payne, PhD, CEO aha! Process, Inc.

Parenting is emotional. Explore strategies for conflict resolution, invitational language, the Karpman triangle, and tips for dealing with social media issues. You’ll receive a PowerPoint to use with your staff with suggestions for handling social media challenges and a copy of the revised book Working with Parents.

Regulated: How to Find and Lead from the Eye of the Storm
Adam L. Saenz, PhD, Psychologist and CEO, Applied EQ Group

Understand the nature of stress on the leader’s central nervous system and identify adaptive fight-or-flight strategies that will keep you sustainable in your leadership position. Develop a stress-management playbook to guide your faculty through challenging times throughout the school year.

Dan St Romain

What Can We Do About Behavior?
Dan St. Romain, Independent Behavior Consultant

It’s the number one question posed by school leaders. Although discipline problems have always been a concern in schools, they seem to be more pronounced in these post-pandemic years—especially in the early grades. Explore recommendations for dealing with this issue at the campus level and learn to:

  • Identify at least three specific strategies for supporting students with challenging behaviors.
  • Articulate at least two reasons schools should focus on character development rather than behavior compliance.
  • List two ways schools can move from a model of punishing towards behavioral teaching methodologies.

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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