V.I.S.D. principal eligible for Texas Principal of the Year
Howell Middle School Principal Jo Beth Jones was named TASSP Region 3 Outstanding Principal of the Year
VICTORIA, Texas – Howell Middle School Principal Jo Beth Jones was named TASSP Region 3 Outstanding Principal of the Year. Jones has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as a Region 3 Outstanding Principal of the Year.
TASSP recognizes exceptional principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. Peers within the same region nominate and choose school administrators qualified for the recognition. Nominations are based on whether or not a school administrator shows exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. Jones, a 6th-year principal, is also eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Principal of the Year.
Jones has been part of Howell Middle School since 2010, where she started as an instructional coach. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government at the University of Texas at Austin. She then received her Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria.
“I’m honored to receive this recognition from TASSP,” said Jones. “The principalship is a collective effort, and so I credit the Howell leadership team, teachers, and staff for working so hard for our students and making our school such a special place.”
All region winners will be acknowledged during the Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner. The dinner will beheld in connection with the TASSP Summer, which is held each year in June in Austin. Each winner will be presented with an award and recognized in a commemorative book entitled Texas Principals, Texas Heroes.
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