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Travis Elementary assistant principal, Jesse Saldivar, was recently recognized as the 2017 Region One Assistant Principal of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).

“It is a great honor to be selected as the TEPSA Region One Assistant Principal of the Year,” said Saldivar. “My goal is to lead by example and be committed to establishing a culture that fosters growth, learning, and excellence for all our students and staff.  Change is unavoidable, therefore; walking the path less traveled and taking on new initiatives will lead to greater opportunities to prepare our students for a successful career in today’s competitive society.”

Saldivar is among 20 administrators to receive this designation. The peer-based award recognizes assistant principals for their commitment to student learning as evidenced by exceptional school leadership.

One of the 20 region principals will be selected as the 2017 National Assistant Principal of the Year for Texas. Honorees will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Reception Wednesday, June 14, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel.

TEPSA, whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PreK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 5,800 members who direct the activities of more than 3 million PreK-8 school children. Learn more at www.tepsa.org.

  1. Ana Valdez Reply

    (Forgive the technical issue that prevented me from completing my previous comment.) As I was saying, Mr. Saldivar is a package deal; he is a man of the people, a servant to the public and staff, the ultimate role model you could ever ask for, generous with his attention, time, effort, and understanding. Oh, but don’t take him for a pushover. He wielded a strong arm when it came to students if the need arose. It was astonishing to see him go from showing his pearly whites as he quickly went along his merry way to and fro…to a man not to be reckoned with. Students that needed “special” guidance would only make that mistake once – one time, and one time only. They would later come to see that this man, Mr. Saldivar, would give the shirt off his back for them; they just needed to be shown the way. Above all, he is really and truly a God-fearing man, Need I say more? I think not. You couldn’t ask for a better leader. Ahhh, when I “grow up,” I want to be Mr. Saldivar.

    Dios esta’ obrando en usted porque usted comprende que las mies es mucha, y los obreros pocos. Que Dios lo bendiga a Ud. y su familia hoy y siempre. Gracias por haber sido el mejor jefe y lider cual he tenido en toda mi vida. Siempre se lo agradecere’.

    – Ana Valdez
    Second Grade Bilingual Teacher at Austin Elementary

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