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LU's Washington assumes state educational leadership position

Kathryn Washington, assistant professor of educational leadership has been tapped out to serve the Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association as Region 6 president. Kathryn Washington

“Professional engagement is the hallmark of an instructional leader,” said Harley Eckhart, executive director of TEPSA. “We look forward to Kathryn’s contributions to the association during the upcoming year.”

TEPSA, whose trademark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 5,900 members who direct the activities of 3 million PreK-8 school children.

 “I felt very honored and proud to be able to represent an organization that has given me so much in the form of support, learning, mentoring and networking,” said Washington. “My big goal is to reach out to not only principals, PK-8th grades, but also assistant principals, aspiring principals and supervisors about the advantages of joining TEPSA.”

Washington is one of 20 regional presidents designed to lead TEPSA’s strategic direction and maintain a positive impact on legislators, policy makers and other stakeholders in order to ensure a quality PK-8 education for all Texas students.

“TEPSA’s Board of Directors advance the association’s mission and build leadership capacity to ensure Texas PK-8 students and teachers are successful,” said Eckhart.