Juan Gilberto Heredia, Assistant Principal of B.L. Gray Junior High School in Sharyland ISD, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region One Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions. Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. As a Region One winner, Mr. Heredia is eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Assistant Principal of the Year.

Mr. Heredia, a 3-year Assistant Principal, has been a member of the leadership team at B.L. Gray Junior High School since 2015. He attended the University of Texas-Pan American and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English degree. He attended Grand Canyon University and Lamar University and was awarded a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. Mr. Heredia sees himself as being part of a dynamic campus that allows him to be a leader of learners. He is credited with numerous achievements and accomplishments on campus.

Each of the region winners will be recognized during the Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Hilton Austin Downtown Hotel. Each will be presented with an award and recognized in a commemorative book entitled Texas Principals, Texas Heroes. The TASSP Summer Workshop will be held June 13-15, 2018, at the Austin Convention Center.