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 and connect to community. Featuring more than 100 sessions with leading practitioners. Topics include adult and student SEL, addressing learning loss, intervention, discipline, curriculum, instructional leadership, STAAR redesign, accountability, diversity, burnout/retention and more!



Registration includes a copy of Ruby Payne’s book “Emotional Poverty in all Demographics.”



  • Conference: Member $439/Nonmember $678
  • Conference + Master Class: Member $638/Nonmember $937

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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 Addressing Emotional Realities

Increasingly, schools are finding that time is being used to address emotional issues rather than academic goals.  This session will focus on the why of emotional instability and provide practical, quick strategies.  Topics include why students explode, calming strategies, what motivates behavior, male and female brain processing of emotion, and what the adults bring into the emotional reality of the classroom.

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 to Create a Culture of Connection

A happy workplace is imperative to success, especially in education, but how do you remain positive and professional? Laugh and learn key characteristics to create levity with tools that help you reach your personal and professional potential through the power of fun. Connection creates culture and culture creates engagement and 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 experiencing more light and laughter!

Tami Evans

Known as The Human Exclamation Point, Tami Evans, CSP, shares innovative communication and leadership tools to help motivate professionals who are successful but stuck. With both corporate and entrepreneurial experience, an MFA in performance, a background in communication and design, and the past President of the National Speakers Association NYC, she firmly believes laughter is a vital part of learning, living and leading!

Hotel Reservations

Note: The Kalahari room block is full.
We’re working with nearby hotels to add overflow rooms and will post more information as soon as it becomes available. Call 877-525-2427 to speak with a Kalahari call center team member to get assistance with credit card information, reservation changes, tax exempt forms, purchase orders, etc.

Book a room at an overflow hotel to ensure you have a place to stay.

Kalahari Resorts Round Rock

“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

Thank You TEPSA Partners

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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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