Zavala principal recognized as TEPSAN of the Year


Zavala Elementary principal, Tanya Garza, was recently recognized as Region 1 TEPSAN of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).

Members from the 20 TEPSA Regions across the state annually honor a colleague for their outstanding service to the association. Award recipients must be committed to advancing the principalship and the association, as well as serving as a voice for Texas students.

“It is such an honor to be recognized with the TEPSAN of the Year distinction,” says Garza. “I am proud to serve as the leader of Zavala Elementary, and I am grateful to HCISD for the opportunity to be at the forefront of transforming learning for global achievement.”

Garza, a seven year TEPSA member, will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Reception Wednesday, June 15, 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


2 thoughts on “Zavala principal recognized as TEPSAN of the Year

  1. Congratulations Mrs. Garza! You ARE an outstanding administrator! These past few years subbing for Zavala Elem has been fantastic. You do so much for your students, teachers, paras and the school. Of all the schools that I sub for your school is the best in the universe!
    Continue with what you are doing and keep on smiling like you smile when you see all of the students at Zavala!!!
    Diana R.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate all your support for Zavala Elementary and we are grateful for all that you do.

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