Dr. Trampas Bass, associate principal of Clear Lake High School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as the Texas Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year.
TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions.
Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. As a region 4 winner, Trampas Bass advanced to the state competition where he competed for the state title of Texas Assistant Principal of the Year.
He is now eligible to compete for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Assistant Principal of the Year.
Trampas Bass, a 13-year assistant principal, has been a member of the Clear Lake High School leadership team since 2007.
He attended Tyler Junior College and earned an Associate of Arts in Teacher Education.
He attended Stephen F. Austin State University and was awarded both a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English degree and a Master of Education degree. Bass also earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University.
Bass believes himself to be blessed to have worked with great staffs and great mentors such as Dr. Chris Moran, principal of Clear Lake High School, Stan Tupman, principal of Hudson Middle School, and Farshid Niroumand, head soccer coach and athletic director Nacogdoches High School.
He is credited with numerous achievements including TASSP Region 4 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year (2011), the Sam Houston State University Jack Staggs Dissertation Award (2004), the Hudson ISD Dare to Soar Award (2004), and the Hudson ISD Crystal Iceberg Award (2002).
Bass will be recognized during the Texas Heroes Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 14. He will be presented with an award and recognized in a commemorative booklet entitled Texas Principals, Texas Heroes.
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