TASPAHR Connection

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Your Quarterly Newsletter


January 2017

The President's Message

Willie Watson, Jr.

TASPA President

The professional learning, best practices, and mentorship as a member of TASPA are unparalleled.
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Guidance for Investigations Triggered by an Arrest, Indictment, or Conviction
Chad Timmons, Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett, P.C, explains the EEOC's most recent guidelines on using the conduct underlying an employee's arrest to justify an adverse employment action.
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Member Spotlight
Johjania Nájera has recently been elected to serve on the TASPA Executive Board as the Secretary.   She is currently in her 24th year of public education service in both large and small school districts in Texas. Currently, she in her 7th year as Executive Director of Human Resources in Keller ISD.
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Articles of Interest From Across the State

Editorial: Farewell to Public Education System

Mary Ann Whiteker, Superintendent of Hudson ISD
offers her insights on the state of public education.

8 Tips to Ensure Great Onboarding

Battelle for Kids Human Capital Director, Emily Douglas, explores effective human capital strategies for recruiting, selecting, developing, and recognizing educators and non-instructional staff in schools to ensure the best learning experience for students.

2016 TASPA Awards
Every year during the TASPA/TAEE Winter Conference, TASPA honors three members with the Distinguished Service Award, Personnel Administrator of the Year Award and Honorary Membership Award. Additionally, three students are awarded separate scholarships.
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   District News

Check out what is happening in your local District and Region.

Districts I, II, III



Districts IV, V, VI


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