Regional Meetings

TSPRA Regional Meetings provide additional opportunities for members for professional development and networking throughout the course of the school year with other education communications and foundation professionals from their area.

Meetings are scheduled by the respective Area Vice Presidents either monthly or semi-annually. Click here to learn more about TSPRA’s Area Vice Presidents.

TSPRA Areas

Gulf Coast (ESC Regions 1, 2 & 3)
Houston/Beaumont (ESC Regions 4 & 5)
East Texas (ESC Regions 6, 7 & 8)
North Central (ESC Regions 9. 10 & 11)
West Central (ESC Regions 12, 14 & 15)
Central (ESC Region 13)
Northwest (ESC Regions 16 & 17)
Far West (ESC Regions 18 & 19)
and San Antonio (ESC Region 20)

Vice President Gulf Coast Area
ESC Regions 1, 2 and 3
Craig Verley
Director of Public Relations/Marketing
Mission CISD
1201 Bryce Dr
Mission, TX 78572

Zone Coordinator
Kim Sneed, Flour Bluff ISD

The Gulf Coast Region brings together communicators from ESC Regions 1,2, and 3. Don’t let the name fool you! We are way more than just the southern part of the Gulf Coast, we also include the border region from Brownsville to Laredo. While we generally meet 2-4 times a year, we do try to keep in touch more and are always available to each other for helping out our fellow TSPRAn’s.

Upcoming Meetings

September 9, 2021, 10 a.m., location TBD

January 20, 2022, 10 a.m., location TBD

During the Annual Conference, TBD

June 16, 2022, 10 a.m., location TBD

Vice President Houston/Beaumont Area
ESC Regions 4 and 5
Kim Hocott
Executive Director of Communications
Pearland ISD
1928 N. Main
Pearland, TX 77588

Zone Coordinator
Chelsea Ceballos, Klein ISD

HASPRA is comprised of TSPRA members in the Houston-Beaumont area, serving members in ESC Regions 4 and 5. HASPRA members meet about six times per year. Members receive regular updates via e-mail, the HASPRA Happenings e-newsletter and the HASPRA private Facebook group.

2021-2022 Up-coming Meetings:

September 16 – Harris County Department of Education (We will have our annual media roundtable with local TV reporters.)

October 14 – Pasadena ISD

December 2 – Cy-Fair ISD

January 27 – Aldine ISD

March 24 – Region 4

May 6 – Sheldon ISD

Vice President East Texas Area
ESC Regions 6, 7 and 8
Jamie Fails
Director of Communications
Willis ISD
612 N. Campbell
Willis, TX 77378

Zone Coordinator
Jennifer Hines, Tyler ISD

ETSPRA is made up of East Texas Regions 6, 7 and 8. ETSPRA members meet 4-6 times per year, and share information through email and a shared Google Drive.

Upcoming Meetings

As East Texas is a large region, a combination of virtual and in-person meetings will allow us to build relationships, host one meeting per year that is local to each region, plus work in some virtual meetings to help our busy schedules. Hosting at the Region ESC’s will allow us to have distance learning set up for those who can’t attend in person due to schedule or distance.

August – Virtual – Tuesday, August 24, 2021 – 11:30 a.m.
October – In person hosted by Willis ISD (Jamie Fails)  at Reg. 6 ESC  – Thursday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.
November – Virtual – Monday, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.
December – In person hosted by Tyler ISD (Jennifer Hines) – Reg. 7 – Wed., Dec. 8, 9 a.m.
January – virtual if needed – Thurs., Jan. 13, 2022, 11:30 a.m.
February – Conference
March – Virtual Wed., March 30, 2022 – 9 a.m.
April – Virtual – Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – 11:30 a.m.
May or June – In person at Reg. 8 ESC (Haley Turner) Thursday, June 9, 9 a.m.

Vice President North Central Area
ESC Regions 9, 10 and 11
Megan Overman, APR, CPC
Director of Communications
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
1200 Old Decatur Road
Fort Worth, TX 76179

Zone Coordinator
Emily White, Sunnyvale ISD

SPRINT is the TSPRA chapter for Greater North Central Texas, serving members in ESC Regions 9, 10 and 11.

Every other month, members are invited to a large-group seminar that includes a “big idea” focus in a central location. Then, in the months in between seminars, SPRINT holds simultaneous sub-regional meetings that are closer to members’ home districts.

Members also receive updates regularly via the SPRINT in Action! e-newsletter and the SPRINT private Facebook group.

Up-coming Meetings:
We are going back to the alternating model of full group and sub-regional groups to accommodate our members. Meetings will be in-person with a summary of key takeaways from the program portion provided to all members. Here are our meeting dates:
Districts will be signing up to host specific meetings, so locations are TBD at this point. All meetings follow this format:
11-11:30 am Arrival and Networking
11:30 am-Noon Lunch
Noon-1 pm Program, Announcements, etc.
September 10: Whole Group Meeting, Topic is “Rebooting Our Why”
October 8: Whole Group Meeting, Topic is “Financial Transparency and Communications”
November 12: Subregional Groups, Topic is TBD
December 10: Whole Group Meeting, Topic is “Roundtable Rap Session and Holiday Gathering”
January 14: Subregional Groups, Topic is “Wellness for the PR Pro”
February 11: Whole Group Meeting, Topic is “Planning and Tips to maximize your TSPRA Conference Experience!”
April 8: Subregional Groups, Topic is TBD
May 13: Whole Group Meeting, Topic is TBD

Vice President West Central Area
ESC Regions 12, 14 and 15
Elizabeth Cox
Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement
Belton ISD
400 North Wall Street
Belton, TX  76513

Zone Coordinator
Jennifer Marshall-Higgins, CPC, ESC-1

Upcoming meetings:

October 21, 2021

April 14, 2022

 

Vice President Central Area
ESC Region 13
Marco Alvarado
Director of Communications
Lake Travis ISD
3322 Ranch Road 620 South
Austin, Texas
78738

Zone Coordinator
Kristi Lee, Bastrop ISD

Upcoming Meetings:

2021-2022 CASPRA Meetings

  • September 10, 2021 – Lake Travis ISD
  • October 8, 2021 – Leander ISD
  • November 12, 2021 – Georgetown ISD
  • December 10, 2021 – Hutto ISD
  • January 14, 2022 – Hays CISD
  • February 11, 2022 – Round Rock ISD
  • March 11, 2022 – Pflugerville ISD
  • April 8, 2022 – Eanes ISD
  • June 10, 2022 – Austin ISD

*Meetings are typically held in person on the second Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, with the exception of May, July and August. The host district will be responsible for breakfast which may be sponsored by a current or prospective TSPRA vendor.

Vice President Northwest Texas Area
ESC Regions 16 and 17
Kenneth Dixon
Coordinator/Station Manager
Lubbock ISD
3201 Avenue Q
Lubbock, Texas 78411

Zone Coordinator
Matt Koumalats, ESC-16

The Northwest region covers the majority of the vast Panhandle of Texas.  It is almost 325 miles from our most northern district to our most southern.  We hold two meetings a year, rotating between Amarillo and Lubbock, one in October and one in April.  We also invite members from the Midland-Odessa area as they are geographically closer than their Far West Region districts.

Upcoming Meetings
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
October 20th, PlainsCapital Park in Lubbock
April 20th in Amarillo, location TBD

Vice President Far West Area
ESC Regions 18 and 19
Melissa Martinez, CPC
Executive Director to Community Engagement
El Paso ISD
6531 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX 79925

Zone Coordinator
Andrew Reynosa, Canutillo ISD

Schedule TBA

Vice President San Antonio Area
ESC Region 20
Kim Cathey
Public Information Officer
Floresville ISD
1200 5th Street
Floresville, TX 78114

Zone Coordinator
Scott Chidgey, North East

Up-coming Meetings:

2nd Wednesday of the Month at 9am.

September 8
October 13
November 10
December 15
January 12
February 9
No March meeting
April 13
May 11