Released by Lindale ISD

Belinda Neal, Ed.D., assistant superintendent at the Lindale Independent School District, will serve as 2014–2015 president for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Neal is only the fifth individual to serve in the role from Region 7 since the organization’s inception nearly a century ago. Warren Green from Tyler was the last TEPSA president to serve from Region 7 in 1970. Neal and her fellow officers on the executive committee were installed at the association’s Summer Conference in Austin June 11–13.

“Belinda will serve our members and Texas students with the tireless passion and dedication that have come to define her time on the executive committee,” said TEPSA Executive Director Harley Eckhart. “Under her leadership, TEPSA will continue to work to ensure that all students and educators are successful.”

Neal received her doctorate in education from Baylor University. She became assistant superintendent of the Lindale ISD in 2012. Neal previously served the district as principal of College Street Elementary School and the Early Childhood Center. She has been a member of TEPSA since 1999 and has served on the TEPSA board of directors and committees since 2007.

“I am humbled and honored to serve as TEPSA president,” Neal said. “The executive committee is a dedicated group of servant leaders from across the state.  As we prepare to enter the 84th Texas Legislative Session we know we must stand united and be a voice for Texas kids and teachers.”

TEPSA, whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PreK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member-owned and member-governed, TEPSA has more than 5,800 members who direct the activities of more than 2.5 million PreK-8 school children.