Tulsa Association of Secondary School Principals

Our next meeting

All, Our next meeting will take place on Monday, January 26th, at 6:00pm. Yes that is right...an evening meeting. We hope you will all be able to attend. With the news of the upcoming budget cuts, it will be important for your voice to be heard. Please make plans to attend. If you are unable to attend, please forward any questions to your TASSP representative or directly to me at starrca@tulsaschools.org. Dr. Gist has already clearly stated that she will do everything in her power to keep from making cuts in classroom. Please have discussions with your staff to help generate ideas, thoughts and important questions that might help us minimize the impact moving forward. TASSP will be picking up the tab for appetizers and soft drinks. Once the location is set, I will send an invitation to all of you.


Please click on this flyer to see more information about #EdCamp918 on January 30, 2016 at Wilson.

In the news

Our Last Meeting

We last met with Dr. Gist on November 11th, 2015. During the meeting Dr. Gist and Dr. Wallace shared the latest draft of the Vision and Mission statements. You can find them at

http://www.tulsaschools.org/plan. The following was the feedback that members gave Dr. Gist:

What do you see?

· Extraordinary Educators listed first in the vision statement

· An abundance of “We Are” statements

· Equity vs Equality

· Positive, Love for learning - Nurturing Environment

· Descriptive language

· Thoughtfulness, Teach, Board and Community

· Caring words

What questions does this text raise for you?

· The length of the document

· The role of the Central Office should be a support

· Destination is listed in the Vision

What is significant about this text?

· How do we inspire students

· Our community is often mentioned

· Rigorous versus Demanding

· Students must be engaged – own their learning

What are the implications for your work?

· Coach and inspire *Secondary Level

· Focus on providing students for college, career and life

· Specific role for all departments in the district

o Families and Students

o Ownership

· “All In” - Good

· Preparing students for innovations

· Encourage Risk Taking