Small Schools Committee

Chair: Janice McMellon Assistant Principal, Queen City HS


  • To create a forum for principals in small schools
  • To provide input regarding Association services to principals in small schools
  • To provide input to staff for workshops/conferences and publications
  • To facilitate sessions at workshops/conferences
  • To promote membership among principals and assistant principals in small schools
  • To encourage members to present at workshops and submit articles for publication

Committee Membership

  • Ten members with Chair (Chair also serves on the Instructional Leadership Committee)
  • Chair is to be representative of both middle and high school


  • Identify specific needs of small schools
  • Develop both immediate and long range plans for TASSP


  • Developing special information mailings for TASSP small school members
  • Establishing subcommittees to address specific concerns of small schools
  • Planning Small Schools Workshop pre-conferences that target identified needs through appropriate presentations and speakers
  • Explore possibilities for cooperative efforts with TEA and Regional Education Service Centers to deal with needs specific to small schools
  • Suggest specific strategies for improving small school principals’ membership in TASSP
  • Assist principals in exploring methods of restructuring schools and promote concepts in Turning Points, Breaking Ranks II and Breaking Ranks in the Middle

Meeting Dates

  • This Committee meets during the TASSP Summer Workshop. 
No funds are budgeted for committee meetings held during the TASSP Summer Workshop, Assistant Principal Workshop and the Fall Summit. The President will authorize in writing with a copy sent to the Executive Director any committee to meet other than at the above times.