Welcome to the Texas Educational Support Staff Association, Inc. (TESA) website. This is the only state association that represents, serves, and offers professional development for office professionals working in any educational setting, from preschool to higher education and even state departments of education. Our association has a rich history dating back to 1951. Since that time we have been dedicated to providing outstanding programs for educational office professionals across the state through our STEM Program, locally sponsored TESA Area Workshops and our outstanding Summer Work Conference.
I am humbled and honored to serve you, along with the elected officers and committee members of this great association. We have many challenges ahead of us this year and we are ready!
I have chosen “TESA…In The Waves Of Change, We Find True Direction” as my theme for the 2017-2018 year. I love the beach and there is nothing more peaceful than sitting on the beach listening to the waves, but at the same time you must always be prepared to pick up your towel/chair and move because you never know how the next wave will come in. Past President, Lisa Gonzalez had a theme of teamwork and unity. What a fitting theme to lead us into the uncharted waters of a new year of the unknowns. President Elect, Darcy Blackstock and I look forward to working with the board to ensure that we offer what is best for our membership and that the board as a whole makes the decisions that are best for TESA.
Our Summer Work Conference Committee will be meeting in September to begin our plans for the conference this coming June. They along with the STEM committee will collaborate to make sure that we offer you another spectacular conference as well as STEM opportunities.
It’s time to renew your membership and this can be done online. I challenged everyone at Summer Work Conference…remember, recruit new members...
I look forward to serving you in the upcoming year and please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, concerns or suggestions!
Have a wonderful and blessed year!
Teena Hancock, CEOP, CEOE
TESA President, 2017-2018