Membership

supporting, empowering, and connecting Principals
The mission of the Tennessee Principals Association is to support, empower, and connect Tennessee Principals.

TPA Membership

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The Tennessee Principals Association was founded in 1939 as a support system for Tennessee school leaders at the lower grades. Over the decades, it has evolved as the premier association for Tennessee K-12 principals. This brochure identifies recent partnerships and ongoing products and services which contribute to principal success.

Consensus about the importance of the principal in a successful school is frequently reported in research and in practice. What is rarely noted is the variety of approaches resulting in achieving the results.

Rarely do the acknowledgements chronicle the preparation tracks followed, the range of experiences completed, or the personal qualities common in many cases. Almost never is there recognition that the incremental improvements result from the diligent participation in improvement practices some time after completion of higher education programs. For many principals, their biggest allies are their professional associations and local district resources.

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Principals Matter

  • Leading successful schools in local settings/communities
  • Managing time and events to achieve a healthy balance
  • Networking with colleagues to discover best practices
  • Communicating the school’s shared vision for improvement in student performance and school effectiveness
  • Keeping ahead of the curve through resources for personal and professional growth

Matters for Principals

  • Providing products and services helpful in leading successful schools
  • Investing human and financial resources in activities/events focused on principals’ priorities
  • Partnering with other professional organizations to support school leaders’ pursuit of student success
  • Developing and employing relationships with influential groups and individuals to shape educational decisions

Current Sponsors

  • InterState Studio
  • Connect for Schools
  • Zaner-Bloser
  • ENA
  • Schoolplanners.com
  • Scholastic Book Fair

Communications

  • TNPRIN newsletter
  • Tennessee Principal Magazine / Journal
  • TPA website services: www.tnprin.org
  • Email blasts

Board of Directors

  • Annual June summer planning conference
  • Quarterly executive committee meetings; semi-annual board meetings

Annual Conference

  • Nationally-known presenters
  • Special sessions focused on principal priorities

NAESP Relationship (K-8)

  • Liability and job protection insurance programs
  • Advocacy at the federal level
  • Publications such as The Principal
  • Membership of 20,000 colleagues for nationwide networking
  • Annual Best Practices for Better Schools National Conference and Expo

NAESP Foundation (K-8)

  • National Distinguished Principal (NDP) Program
  • Scholastic Book Fair sponsorships
  • NAESP National Principals Mentor Certification program
  • Student Council

Active $450
Open to those who support the objectives of the Association and are employed in professional work related to the elementary and middle level principalship. Members in this category are entitled to vote.

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Institutional Active $495
Available to all educational institutions. It includes one complete Active membership for an individual and a duplicate set of member publications sent to the institution. Members in this category are entitled to vote.

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Emeritus $233
Available to all retired Active members. It includes all TPA/NAESP programs and services. Members in this category are entitled to vote.

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Retire $175
Available to all retired Active members or current Emeritus members. Does not include legal benefits. Members in this category are not entitled to vote.

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Associate $275
Available to professors of education or non-administrators. Does not include legal benefits. Members in this category are not entitled to vote.

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Aspiring $185
Available to teachers and other educators not eligible for Active membership but who are interested in employment in professional work related to the elementary and middle school principalship or assistant principalship. Does not include legal benefits. Members in this category are not entitled to vote.

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Secondary Institutional Active $215
Available to all educational institutions. It includes one complete Active membership for an individual. Members in this category are entitled to vote in state elections. This membership requires a membership in a national association of choice and it excludes legal benefits

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