In Memoriam

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved TAFE State Program Director, Donita Garza. Donita was an inspiration to everyone that she met and will have a lasting impact on the future educators of Texas. Education and preparing the next generation of teachers was a passion that drove her life.

Mrs. Garza has served as the TAFE Program Director for the past 7 years and has done an outstanding job of growing the TAFE program in many ways. She was a kind soul that was joyful to be around and had a smile that could light up a room. She will be missed by all who knew her. 

Please consider donating to the TAFE Student Scholarship Fund her family set up in her honor.

TASSP is accepting applications for the 
Texas Association of Future Educators Program Director Position.
Click Here
 if you are interested in applying.

Check out your TAFE Area page for local information and Conference Registration


TAFE Area Map


The ELF Test will be administered at your school during two testing windows based on the date of your area conference. More details will be sent out soon to chapters with students registered for the ELF Test. Please see the schedule below.

November 2 - 3
• Area 2    • Area 5    • Area 7    • Area 8    • Area 11

November 30 - December 1
• Area 1    • Area 3    • Area 4    • Area 6    • Area 9    • Area 10

2021-2022 State Officers

President - Karla Cardenas - Alief Taylor High School

Vice President - Marcella Smith - San Marcos High School

Secretary - Rachel Martinez - Needville High School

Historian - Anastasia Vela - Texas City High School

2021-2022 State Theme

Feeling Groovy with Teaching! 

2021 Educators Rising National Conference

Educators Rising National Conference Registration

Competitive Events Registration Checklist

Virtual Competition Norms 


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SOCIAL MEDIA: If you have not joined TAFE on Facebook, please join. We currently have 112 members of the group out of 250+ teacher leaders and co-teacher leaders and very few of those are students. Help us get the word out! If you know a TAFE teacher leader who is not currently a member of this group, please invite them to join our group. Also, get your students to join. They can also join the TAFE Twitter and Instagram.

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TAFE MEMBERS: When you are logged in, you can click on the blue "Member Center" tab at the top right of the home page to:

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With your cursor, hover over the "My Profile" tab in the Member Center, to see a drop down menu where you can select to view your invoices and submissions for competitive events. Also, please check your profile and school information and make any necessary changes.


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