Janna McCollough

Janna McCollough
TAAE President 2019 - 2021

I am so very excited to welcome you to the Texas Association for Alternative Education website. Our website boasts a new look with updated information that we hope you will find useful. It is a great place to find others who are in “your shoes” with whom you can collaborate and grow in your unique schools.

It is such an exciting time in the evolution of our organization, as we embark upon our 30th year in providing professional development and support for AEP’s, DAEP’s, Juvenile Justice Centers, Charter Schools, Early College High School Programs, Charter Schools, and more innovative programs which continue to be developed as the needs of students across the state of Texas grow and change. Feel free to share information about this site so that everyone who touches any alternative programs can have a place to turn for questions, answers, ideas, and growth.

Legislation for and about our schools can be found on our website. We will update important information as it develops. Furthermore, we are here to represent all schools of choice and disciplinary programs with our state representatives when action is necessary.

We are in the process of preparing for our 30th Anniversary conference in Houston, TX on February 5 - 7, 2020. Our conference will provide sessions and programs for most every aspect of alternative education. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised to find many ideas you can use to further your professional growth, as well as practical applications to use in your role in your particular educational setting. We hope that our conference will become a regular part of your professional development and that you will encourage your administrators to have you attend our conference each year.

When searching for documents relating to AEP’s and DAEP’s, we hope you will be able to use this site as a resource. We will update information as you share it and as documentation becomes available.

Many schools have finally realized that all kids do not “fit in the same mold”. Alternative educators have been working with those students for years! We still have a unique niche for these students and we need to work together to continue to show others how it is done.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact me or anyone on the TAAE Board for more information about our organization, our 2020 Conference, and other professional development you would like to see offered by the TAAE.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the 30th Anniversary TAAE Conference in Houston, TX!!

Janna McCollough
TAAE President