Bailey named Region VIII Outstanding Principal of the Year


Story by Alex O'Gorman, editor in chief

Texas High School Principal Brad Bailey has been chosen as the Region VIII Outstanding Principal of the Year for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). Bailey will be recognized for this award at the Jostens Night of the Stars Awards Dinner at the 2017 TASSP Summer Conference in Austin.

One principal from each of the 20 Regional Education Service Centers throughout Texas was chosen by the TASSP Principals Image Committee to receive this prestigious award. Those selected will be eligible to go on and compete for the title of Texas Principal of the Year.

The honored principals were nominated by their peers on standards of leadership and excellent performance as administrators. Colleagues of Bailey are quick to testify that he more than meets those standards.

“He has done an incredible job of integrating the voice of teachers, students and the community into the decision-making process for Texas High School,” Superintendent Paul Norton said. “Brad has also strengthened and grown academic and vocational programs, scholarship opportunities, Advanced Placement programming and Dual Credit hours, as well as the number of students taking the SAT and ACT.”

Bailey is involved with several committees and leadership boards, such as the Region VIII Education Service Center Principal Advisory Board, the TAMU-T Advisory Committee and Leadership Texarkana. He is also a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

He has served as teacher, coach and administrator for multiple schools since beginning his career in education in 1992. He was appointed principal of Texas High School in 2011, after working for TISD as an assistant principal and associate principal.

If Bailey is selected as the Texas Principal of the Year, he will be able to compete for the title of NASSP Principal of the Year against other principals nationwide.