Meet the Keynotes

Headliners Sean Covey, Jimmy Casas and Carmen Agra Deedy will share leadership insights to help you recalibrate and succeed in your role!

June 7, 1-2:30pm


The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Most Important Goals 

Sean Covey, FranklinCovey Education President

Administrators face incredible challenges and opportunities in their districts and schools that are often met with well thought-out strategic initiatives. But success requires leaders who can institutionalize goal clarity and a process for execution. Is it possible to align and cascade district goals all the way to principals, teachers and our main players, the students?

Best-selling author Sean Covey will share how the 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) has made a significant impact in schools around the world. Covey will present a process for achieving a district’s or school’s top goals in the midst of the daily whirlwind of competing priorities. By utilizing the 4DX alignment and goal setting methodology, learn how you can engage principals, teachers, and most importantly, the students themselves.

Speaker Sponsored by FranklinCovey Education

June 8, 3:15-4:30pm


Recalibrate the Culture 

Jimmy Casas, Speaker 

Do you leave work every night exhausted from putting out fires all day long? Are you frustrated because you find yourself dealing with the same issues time and time again? You are not alone.
It is time to recalibrate. Recalibrate our why. Our work. Our values. Ourselves. Educators must explore their inner selves to understand the role we each play in how we can impact the climate and culture of an entire campus when we are strategic and aligned in our practices. The classroom, building, and district levels must see themselves as one and must be intentional in replicating their processes, protocols, and frameworks to recalibrate and bring about system-wide change and cultivate a healthier culture. You will leave this session with a renewed understanding of the importance of effective processes and practical tools you can utilize immediately to cultivate a healthier culture for all members of your school community.

June 9, 10-11:15am


That One Child

Carmen Agra Deedy, Children’s Author

There is nearly always that one child in an educator’s career who is unforgettable. Rarely do we know the end of the story, yet those children leave an imprint as permanent as a handprint on dried clay. Maddening, inspiring or heartbreaking (terms not exclusive of one another), the memory of that “one child”, is often the most piercing reminder of the reason we entered education. With humor, Carmen Deedy is the first to affirm that as an elementary student, she was no prize. Join Ms. Deedy as she shares an encounter with the principal who shaped the trajectory of her school life.

Thank you TEPSA Keynote Sponsors

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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