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dianne lemonsWelcome to the Texas Educational Support Staff Association (TESA) website. TESA is the only professional association for educational support staff in Texas. We are so glad that you are visiting our nationally recognized website and hope you find it easy to find information concerning our organization, our staff development opportunities or just to see what makes us unique.

Please feel free to contact our TESA Web Advisor, Paula Lambright, if you have any questions regarding the website. Her email address is

We have a lot of affiliates across Texas from different school districts, colleges/universities and educational service centers. We encourage you to join us and take advantage of the benefits we offer to all of our support staff members in Texas.

We offer a lot of staff development classes through our Staff Training for Effective Management program (STEM) such as Customer Service, Managing Change, Basic Communication and many other topics and have experienced and trained consultants to teach these classes for your group.

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As you know many of our board members attended the Annual NAEOP Convention in Buffalo, New York in July.

Winners were announced for several awards. The TESA Connection won 1st place for magazine! There are several judges that grade on certain criteria that must be met.

Congratulations to Editor, Lis Gonzalez from Donna ISD and her committee members, Assistant Editor, Ruth Lyday from Region 10 ESC and Avertising Assistant, Wanda Honeycutt, retired from University Houston-Clear Lake. All of their hard work has paid off! Way to go, Ladies!

The other award announced was for websites. I'm proud to say that TESA also won 1st place for our website! Although I am the Web Advisor, our website host, Bob Mantlo deserves this award for always being available and patient when I need his assistance.

Thank everyone for the assistance, guidance and mostly to the members that keep TESA up and running and being a WINNER!

TESA Calendar

Monday, November 23, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Holidays
Thursday, December 3, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
STEM Professional Image (am)
Thursday, December 3, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
STEM Professional Growth Plan (pm)
Friday, December 18, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
STEM Dialogue of Diversity (am)
Friday, December 18, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
STEM Interpersonal Communications
Monday, December 21, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Christmas/NY Holidays