TASPA President
Willie Watson, Jr.
Assistant Superintendent
San Marcos ISD

Greetings fellow TASPA members!

As we are zipping toward the end of this action packed spring, I want to wish all of you a fantastic finish to the school year. For many of us, we have been out on the road recruiting, working on employment contracts, facilitating our teacher of the year awards in our districts, planning employee retirement celebrations, and working on the staffing and hiring process for 2017-2018 school year.

TASPA has been equally busy this semester! So far this year, our association has conducted over 13 workshops and seminars all across our great state! On behalf of the Executive Board, we appreciate the TASPA office team for leading those professional development opportunities and we thank those school districts and organizations for hosting TASPA.

The 85th Texas legislature has been spirited as well. TASPA is appreciative of our legislative committee and other TASPA members for their advocacy efforts on behalf of all of us! Additionally, we are thrilled to increase our partnership with Mr. Marty Deleon, Legislative Advocate, to assist TASPA in these efforts. We are hoping for a soft landing at the legislative session finish line. Rest assured that TASPA is keeping a close eye on what's happening in Austin and we will keep you informed on HR related matters.

In just a few months is our summer conference scheduled on July 12-14, 2017 at the Austin Domain Westin. We appreciate all the presenters and exhibitors that help make our conferences so great!

Thank you for all you do for TASPA! See you at our summer conference in July!