Special to the Bulletin

Former Early High School Principal Wes Beck has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary Principals as Region XV Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.

As Region XV winner, Beck is eligible to compete for the state title of the Texas Principal of the Year.

Beck, currently the superintendent of schools for the Shamrock Independent School District in the Texas Panhandle, served as a principal for 14 years, and headed the leadership team at Early High School from 2003-2007. He attended Tarleton State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980, a Master of Science Teaching degree in 1982 and a Master of Education degree in 1994.

Beck sees himself as a risk taker, a visionary and a leader of learners. He is credited with numerous achievements, including implementing a tutorial program and starting a dual credit/concurrent enrollment program at Early High School.

“I was very fortunate to be surrounded by an excellent teaching staff and top-notch students in Early,” Beck said.

TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the 20 regional Education Service Centers in the state.

School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions. Nominations are based on exemplary performance and outstanding leadership.

Each of the regional winners will be recognized during the Opening General Session of the annual TASSP Summer Workshop, June 11-13, 2008, at the Austin Convention Center. They will be presented an award and recognized in a commemorative booklet entitled “Texas Principals, Texas Heroes.”