Cypress, TX (July 8, 2016) Ralph Funk, principal of Jersey Village High School, was named the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) Region 4 High School Principal of the Year last week.
One principal from each of the Texas Education Agency’s 20 education service center regions is chosen for the distinction, recognizing exemplary performance among campus-level administrators in Texas.
A 38-year veteran educator, Funk has served the Jersey Village students and staff since arriving in CFISD in 2001.
“To be chosen as the TASSP Region 4 Principal of the Year is an exceptionally high honor,” Funk said. “Region 4 has many outstanding secondary principals, and I am sure that every other nominee for this award is deserving of this award. I want to thank those who nominated me and the selection committee. I am truly humbled and flattered by this recognition by my fellow principals.”
Funk will be recognized at the TASSP Region 4 Board of Directors fall meeting on Nov. 2 at Lamar High School and again at the Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner in conjunction with the TASSP Summer Workshop in June 2017.
Three finalists from the 20 regional winners will be narrowed down to one TASSP State High School Principal of the Year, to be named at the Summer Workshop.
“We are extremely proud of Ralph and his phenomenal leadership,” said Roy Garcia, CFISD associate superintendent of school administration and leadership development. “In addition to the multitude of responsibilities of being a successful high school principal, Ralph frequently serves on district committees. He has been a vital member of the Leadership Development Continuum Committee that has been instrumental in growing our current and future leaders. We appreciate Ralph’s courageous leadership. It has definitely made a difference for Jersey Village High School and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD!”