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2017 TASSP Winter Conference

TASSP Winter Conference Agenda

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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 Casas


Jimmy Casas is in his 20th year of administrative leadership. He currently serves as principal at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. An experienced administrator at both the middle and high school levels, Jimmy brings a vast knowledge and understanding of school improvement reform initiatives, critical changes required to improve academic performance for all students, and the positive impact shared leadership has on the educational process. 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. Jimmy’s core purpose lies in serving others. He continues to give back to his profession by presenting both at the local, state and national levels, including SAI, ITEC, ISTE, and NASSP. 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. Most recently, Jimmy was awarded the 2013 Bammy Educators Voice Award as the Secondary School Principal of the Year. Finally, he is the Co-Founder & Co-Moderator of #IAedchat, moderating the on-line discussion every Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. CST.

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


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