Congratulations to Anderson Elementary Principal, Cindy Tierney, who was elected as the TEPSA’s (Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association) secretary. TEPSA has served PreK-8 school leaders since 1917 and has more than 5,900 members who direct the activities of 3 million PreK-8 school children.

Mrs. Tierney will begin her role on July 1st for a one year appointment. She will move up the ranks to be president of the association in six years. 

Mrs. Tierney said, “I have a heart for helping others and that’s what I want my legacy to be, one of service to others.” She went on to say, “I was able to be elected to this position because of the support, networking, tweeting, all of the behind the scenes work from friends and colleagues. It’s what Lufkin does. There’s so much support.”

Mrs. Tierney said, “In my role at TEPSA, I want to encourage principals because I know it can be a high turnover position but it doesn’t have to be. I want them to know there’s help and support.”

According to the TEPS website, the organization:

  • Provides leadership training, networking opportunities, information and support for school leaders as we strive to improve the education of Texas school children and the working conditions of our members.
  • Maintains its positive impact on legislators, policy makers, communities and other stakeholders to improve the quality of childhood, public education and the principalship.
  • Continues to raise the level of respect for and prestige of the principalship and makes the principalship a highly desired leadership position.

An affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), TEPSA is divided into20 regions each led by a Region President. These regions have geographic boundaries similar to theRegional Service Centers. TEPSA is governed by a Board of Directors and led by a seven-member Executive Committee. TEPSA operates through four Standing Committees: Advocacy; Membership, Marketing and Public Relations; Programs and Services; and Special Committee on Elections.