As executive director of TSPRA, Patti Pawlik-Perales, oversees the day-to-day operations of the association at the state office in Austin, Texas. TSPRA, an incorporated, non-profit 501(c)(3) education association, is governed by an Executive Committee.
How TSPRA is Organized
TSPRA is governed by an executive committee of 15 elected officers (president, president-elect, immediate past-president, nine area vice presidents and three at-large vice presidents). Two others serve on the Executive Committee as ex-officio members: TSPRA’s executive director and an appointed parliamentarian. The Executive Committee meets three times a year. Only TSPRA professional members in good standing may hold office and vote. The nine area vice presidents represent the nine TSPRA regions where they work and hold office. The three at-large vice presidents represent all members and are given duties as specified in the strategic plan.
TSPRA divides the state into nine areas based on Texas’ education service center regions (ESCs). There is a vice president for each of these areas.
TSPRA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) education association. Under the provisions of the United States Internal Revenue law, no substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and TSPRA shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of campaign statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
TSPRA maintains a state office at 406 East 11th Street., Suites 101-105, Austin, Texas, 78701.