Annual Conference

January 25, 2020 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Paragon Prep School in Austin, Texas

January 24, 2020 7:00 PM Welcome Dinner North by Northwest Restaurant

TAAPS hosts an annual conference for school heads, administrative leadership, board members, and key faculty of its member schools. This event is the one chance each year for us to connect with each other and develop the diverse community that TAAPS represents. The association as a whole benefits from the participation of its individual schools, and each participant gains value from the professional development and networking opportunities at the conference.

All member schools are required to be represented at the Annual Conference, and all school heads are generally expected to attend. Schools are also encouraged to invite faculty and administrative teams to participate in the conference to earn professional development credits. School staff members that attend as groups always appreciate the chance to process the experience and consider new school improvement ideas together. We look forward to seeing you in Austin this year!

Special thank you to this year’s keynote speaker, Paul Tough, author of his most recent book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. Guests will also recognize one of his previous bestselling books, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. More information can be found at

Thank you to workshop presenters from Austin member schools: Paragon Prep, Magnolia School, St. Francis School, Griffin School, and Oak Creek Academy. Breakout session topics include: “Second Chances and Stronger Skills: Perspectives on Retakes”, “Audiovisual Citizenship: Responsible Teaching through Quality Multimedia”, “Inclusion in the classroom”, and “Argumentation in the Science Classroom”  among others. An official schedule and topic descriptions will be sent out in advance of the conference.


To register for the TAAPS Conference, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Complete the Registration Form (be sure to return here for Step 2 below).

Step 2: Submit payment of the Conference and Pre-Conference Dinner Fees below.

Conference and Pre-Conference Dinner Fees

Note: The conference fee for 2019-2020 includes 2 representatives from each school.  The Saturday seminar lunch is also included.

Additional Conference Registration Fee (Includes lunch): $50.00*

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Pre-Conference Dinner (this is not included in the dues): $75.00*

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*A 3% fee will be added to all credit card transactions.