Next TASSP Board Meeting October 17th at Lead Conference in Nashville at Noon.
Room number 109.

TASSP Winter Conference January 11 and 12. More details TBA.


Attention! Membership Option Changes are here.

With the implementation of the ESSA and the changing landscape of education, we have decided to restructure our organization and revamp our membership options to create a stronger, more unified voice. The ESSA's shift in power from the federal level to the state level allows us to now, more than ever, be a greater advocate for our schools and communities. In order to build up our grassroots movement of putting Tennessee students first, we are offering you the opportunity to solely join the TASSP, as an individual or a school, as opposed to the previous requirement of joining both the TASSP and NASSP together.

New options available on the Membership Page


Next Board meeting: May 25th @ LaVergnge High School, 10 am cst


Click here for Principal of the Year application. Deadline is April 1st.
Click here for TASSP Assistant Principal of the Year Application

Jostens Partners with NASSP in Principal Recognition and Student Leadership development





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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