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.


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
ESC Regions 1, 2 and 3
Helen Escobar
Coordinator of Public Relations
Roma ISD
608 North Garcia
Roma, TX 78584

Zone Coordinator
Ashley Scott
, Victoria 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:
June 7, 2022, 10 a.m., location TBD

Vice President Houston/Beaumont
ESC Regions 4 and 5
Kristyn Cathey
Director of Communications
Goose Creek CISD
4544 I-10 East
Baytown, TX 77522

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:
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.

June 9, 2022 – 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
Justin Dearing
Director of Communications
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
3051 Ira E Woods Ave
Grapevine, TX 76051

Zone Coordinator
Erin McCann, Allen 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:
May 13 – Cedar Hill ISD: Whole Group Meeting
All meetings:
11-11:30 am Arrival and Networking
11:30 am-Noon Lunch
Noon-1 pm Program, Announcements, etc.

Vice President West Central Area
ESC Regions 12, 14 and 15
Jennifer Marshall-Higgins, CPC
Director, Customer & Marketing Services / Technology Foundation
ESC Region 12
2101 W. Loop 340
Waco, TX  76712

Zone Coordinator
Taina Maya, Killeen ISD

Upcoming meetings:
June 9, 2022  11:30-1:30    Killeen ISD

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

Zone Coordinator
Dr. Kristi Lee
, Bastrop ISD

Upcoming Meetings:
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
Stephanie Fretwell
, Amarillo ISD

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:

Vice President Far West Area
ESC Regions 18 and 19
Daniel Escobar
Chief Communications Officer
Socorro ISD
12440 Rojas Drive
El Paso, TX 79928

Zone Coordinator
Liza Rodriguez
, Canutillo ISD

Upcoming Meetings:

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 ISD

Up-coming Meetings:
Typically 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 9 a.m.

May 11
June 8