The next board meeting will be held Monday October 24 @ noon. We will meet at LEAD Conference at Music City Convention Center.
Click here for Principal of the Year application. Deadline is April 1st.
Click here for TASSP Assistant Principal of the Year Application
Tennessee Association of
Secondary School Principals
Winter Conference - January 12 and 13, 2017
Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN
January 12 and 13, 2017 $100/TASSP member; $125/TASSP non-member
10 hours of TASL credit will be earned by those attending.
Jimmy recently completed his 22nd year in educational leadership. He received his BA in Spanish and Master’s in Teaching from the University of Iowa and his Master’s in Administrative Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Jimmy is currently working on his ED.S at Drake University and also serves as an adjunct professor for Drake, teaching a graduate course on Educational Leadership. Jimmy served fourteen years as principal at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. His passion for teaching and learning coupled with a vision for developing a community of leaders has procured a culture of excellence and high standards for learning amid a positive school culture for students and staff. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report. Jimmy’s core purpose lies in serving others. He continues to give back to his profession by speaking and presenting at the local, state and national levels and school districts around the country.
Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. In 2013 he received the Bammy Educators Voice Award as the Secondary School Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. In 2015, Jimmy received the Bammy Award for National Secondary Principal of the Year. He is the Co-Founder of EdCampIowa and also the Co-Founder of #IAedchat, an on-line discussion chat that takes place every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. CST. In 2015, Jimmy co-authored the popular educational book with Todd Whitaker and Jeff Zoul entitled, “What Connected Educators Do Differently.”
Jimmy currently serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education and also serves on the Professional Development Faculty for NASSP; the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Finally, he is the co-founder and CEO of ConnectEDD, an educational leadership company aimed at organizing world class professional learning conferences and professional development services for educators across the country.
Middle School Summit- On Thursday January 12th, Middle School Principal's and guest will have their own session in an adjacect conference room. Friday's session will be a joint session with all attendees of the winter conference. Jimmy Casas will be the keynote speaker.
Bearden High School Principal Named Tennessee State Principal of the Year
June 2016 John C. Bartlett, principal of Bearden High School, has been named the 2016 State Principal of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Secondary School Principals. Dr. Bartlett will join his/her fellow state principals of the year from across the country for consideration as 2017 National Principal of the Year in a program conducted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
John Bartlett is currently the principal at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to his arrival at Bearden in 2008, he served as principal at Loudon High School in Loudon, Tennessee, from 2004-2008 and taught US History and coached baseball from 1996-2004 at Bledsoe County High School in Pikeville, Tennessee.
“NASSP is proud to highlight the incredible work that these principals are doing in our nation’s schools,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “State principals of the year show all educators the strides schools and students can make when a principal is committed to raising student achievement through personalization and collaboration.”
The NASSP National Principal of the Year program convenes the year’s top principal from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools to be honored at a three-day Institute in Washington, DC, September 11–14, 2016. During the event, principals will meet with their elected officials to discuss legislation that impacts education, participate in professional development and network with NASSP staff and their peers, and be officially recognized for their achievement during an awards program.
From this pool of state winners, three national finalists are named in August and interviewed by a distinguished panel of judges during the Institute. The 2017 NASSP National Principal of the Year will be announced at the winner’s school during National Principals Month in October.
Additional information about the NASSP National Principal of the Year program can be found at www.nassp.org/poy.