Filipino Edgar Tibayan has been chosen as a regional Outstanding Principal making him eligible as a finalist to compete for the state title of the Outstanding Principal of the Year in the state of Texas, USA. The outstanding educator will be representing Region 18 in the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) competition.Tibayan has served as the principal of Lucy Rede Franco Middle School since 2011 in Texas.
The principal finished his Master of Arts in Education with a major in Educational Management in 1997 and Doctor of Education in 2002 at the De La Salle University-Dasmariňas (DLSU-D) in Cavite, Philippines. He is an alumnus of Cavite State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture major in education and minor in economics.
Big Bend now reports Tibayan has received a number of awards including District Teacher of the Year at Ysleta Independent School District (ISD) in Texas, and the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Educators” award in 2006. After he completed his post graduate studies in DLSU-D, he received the university’s “Highest Distinction Award.”
The final awarding will be held in June 2016 at the Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner at the Hilton Austin Downtown Hotel. Each of the regional winners will be recognized in the event.
All the winners will be recognized in a commemorative booklet entitled, “Texas Principals, Texas Heroes.”
TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty regional Education Service Centers in Texas. The chosen school administrators are nominated by their peers within their regions. Nominations are based upon outstanding leadership and excellent performance.