Twenty school leaders were recently named TEPSANs of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Members from the 20 TEPSA Regions across the state annually honor a colleague for their outstanding service to the association. Award recipients must be committed to advancing the principalship and the association, as well as serving as a voice for Texas students.
Honorees will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Reception Wednesday, June 17, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel.
The 2020 TEPSANs of the Year are:
Lela Culberson, Wernecke Elementary, Sharyland ISD, Region 1
Debra Litton, Wood River Elementary, Calallen ISD, Region 2
Katherine Schuelke, Patti Welder Middle School, Victoria ISD, Region 3
Raymond Stubblefield, Whitcomb Elementary, Clear Creek ISD, Region 4
Brenda Duhon, Port Neches-Groves ISD, Region 5
Amy Bay, Sul Ross Elementary, Bryan ISD, Region 6
Barbara Dutton, Northside Primary, Palestine ISD, Region 7
Patti O’Bannon, Nash Elementary, Texarkana ISD, Region 8
Alexandra Martin, Fowler Elementary, Wichita Falls ISD, Region 9
Amanda Schmitter, Garner Fine Arts Academy, Grand Prairie ISD, Region 10
Rebekah Hinkle, STEAM Academy at Stribling Elementary, Burleson ISD, Region 11
Julie Sapaugh, Brook Avenue Elementary, Waco ISD, Region 12
Soor-el Puga, Marble Falls ISD, Region 13
Jeffrey Brokovich, Johnston Elementary, Abilene ISD, Region 14
Rudy Rudewick, Eldorado Elementary, Schleicher County ISD, Region 15
Mike Word, Clarendon Elementary, Clarendon ISD, Region 16
Sherrie Warren, FJ Young Elementary, Seminole ISD, Region 17
Tracie Burrow, Parker Elementary, Midland ISD, Region 18
Leslie Thomas, Cactus Trails Elementary, Socorro ISD, Region 19
Cynthia De La Garza, Collins Garden Elementary, San Antonio ISD, Region 20
“We are grateful for the work these leaders do to serve members in their communities on behalf of the Association. They are integral to our success,” said TEPSA Executive Director Harley Eckhart.
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 more than 3 million PK-8 school children. Learn more at www.tepsa.org.