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Henderson Principal named TEPSAN of the Year Maxine Gonzales earns award in 2nd year as campus leader February 1, 2024 — Henderson Elementary Principal Maxine Gonzales has been named the 2024 Region 18 TEPSAN of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). The TEPSAN of the Year is awarded to top elementary campus leaders from 20 TEPSA Regions across the state. Winners are selected by regional members for their commitment to advancing the principalship, serving as advocates for Texas students, and contributing to the overall success of the association. "This award is a testament to the efforts of the entire Henderson staff and our commitment to provide the best possible education for our students," said Ms. Gonzales of the honor. "I look forward to continuing to guide our students and staff towards future success." The honor comes on the heels of Gonzales being named Region 18 President for TEPSA for the 2023-24 school year. As region president, Ms. Gonzales plays a pivotal role in shaping school leadership strategies by communicating the challenges and needs of districts across West Texas. "Maxine lends her time and expertise to support Texas PK-8 leaders and ensure student success," said TEPSA Executive Director Harley Eckhart. "We are proud to recognize her dedication and work on behalf of the Association." TEPSA has been fostering collaboration among PK-8 school leaders since 1917, with nearly 6,000 members statewide. Ms. Gonzales and other recipients will be honored at the TEPSA Awards Dinner in June.

Midland ISD principal wins state award in second year as campus leader

Principal Maxine Gonzales is only in her second year as leader at Henderson Elementary School, but her dedication to student success on the Midland campus is already garnering statewide recognition.

Gonzales was recently named the 2024 Region 18 TEPSAN of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).

The award is given to the top elementary campus leaders fro 20 TEPSA Regions across the state. “Winners are selected by regional members for their commitment to advancing the principalship, serving as advocates for Texas students, and contributing to the overall success of the association,” according to Midland ISD.

“This award is a testament to the efforts of the entire Henderson staff and our commitment to provide the best possible education for our students,” Gonzales said of the honor. “I look forward to continuing to guide our students and staff towards future success.”

In August 2023, Gonzales was named Region 18 President for TEPSA for the 2023-24 school year. As region president, she helps school leadership strategies by communicating the challenges and needs of districts across West Texas.

“Maxine lends her time and expertise to support Texas PK-8 leaders and ensure student success,” said TEPSA Executive Director Harley Eckhart. “We are proud to recognize her dedication and work on behalf of the Association.”

TEPSA has been fostering collaboration among PK-8 school leaders since 1917, with nearly 6,000 members statewide.

Ms. Gonzales and other recipients will be honored at the TEPSA Awards Dinner in June.

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