June 8-10, 2022 | Round Rock Kalahari

Join us for three days of joyful learning at the gathering of the year for Texas PK-8 school leaders! Explore new ideas, hone your school leadership skills and connect to community. Featuring keynotes by Hayward Jean, Ruby Payne, and Tami Evans, and current best practices from leading practitioners.

Early rates until May 9

  • Conference: Member $389/Nonmember $628
  • Conference + Master Class: Member $538/Nonmember $837

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Meet the Keynotes

Lose “the Job”; Win Your Purpose

The leader we are purposed to be is often challenged by the leader we are pressured to be. The educational breakthrough our communities deserve will only happen with collective clarity on why we lead, a relational approach to how we lead, and a keen focus on who we are leading. You’ll leave this session with principles, practices and the permission to lead on purpose with purpose!

Hayward Jean

Hayward Jean, a former principal, is the Director of Student Services in Orangeburg County School District which serves more than 11,000 students. He is an author, founder of Speak Life Enterprises, and motivational speaker who shares his message “Educate, Engage, Empower” with audiences throughout the country.

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Strategies for Working with Parents Post COVID

COVID has not only impeded emotional development in students but also in adults. Explore emotional versus chronological development, co-authors and the role of generational parenting, the stories carried in the hippocampus of the brain about parenting, and the impact of stress on academic outcomes.  Strategies include invitational language, metaphor stories, and a list of questions that can be asked.

Ruby Payne

In her two decades as a consultant on education and economic class, Ruby Payne has published more than a dozen books and spoken extensively around the globe. She is the founder of aha! Process which has certified thousands of trainees in her Framework for Understanding Poverty and Bridges Out of Poverty models.

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Lighten Up and Lead: Leverage Levity for Client Connection and Employee Engagement

A happy workplace is imperative to success and longevity, but how do you remain positive and professional? Laugh and learn key characteristics to create levity in the worker, workforce and workplace, with tools that help you reach your personal and professional potential through the power of fun. Connection creates culture and culture creates employee engagement and client confidence—and the fastest way to connect is through levity. Engagement empowers employees to collaborate through challenges, create innovative solutions, and communicate confidently. Not to mention the bump to your bottom line!

Tami Evans

Founder and CEO of “Up” GrowPlayBelong.com, Tami Evans believes the overall success of individuals, groups, and entire organizations can be elevated through the sharing of unique perspectives, among unparalleled people, to reveal unlimited potential. Formerly the president of the National Speakers Association of NYC, she has also worked as a corporate manager, university professor, communications specialist, as well as such diverse career experience as a fashion designer and professional actress.

Session Proposals

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Kalahari Resorts Round Rock
Room rate: $225 for 1-4 people
Cut-off date: May 16, 2022
To receive the TEPSA rate, please reserve your room online.

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“Fantastic presenters, networking with professionals from all over the state and country, learning and growing while having a great time! Summer conference is the most fun you can have while improving professionally!” – Stacie Jones, Sunray ISD

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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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