The Southwest Region TEPS (Teacher Education and Professional Standards) dinner and in-service will be held Monday, April 22, 2024 at the Double Tree Hotel, Glendalough Conference Center on North Glenstone, Springfield. Registration begins at 4:30 pm. Buffet dinner will begin at 5:30pm. 

Gathering with peers and colleagues for an evening of support and celebration, while earning career ladder hours (if applicable), is a well spent Monday night! If you haven’t attended TEPS in a while, please consider this a personal invitation. TEPS is a great way to connect, reconnect and give yourself an evening of self-care. You deserve it! After dinner and the presentation of awards, we welcome Mr. Willie Spears to the stage. The Willie Spears Experience (TWSE) is a mixture of passion, energy, comedy, and motivation presented by Willie Spears, the most diverse speaker in the country. Spears spent 20 years as an administrator, teacher, and coach, and has authored 16 books. Visit for a great introduction and sneek peek of what’s to come on Monday,  April 22nd. You don’t want to miss it! 

Please list all members of your party on the registration form and submit as one registration. Names mailed separately cannot be guaranteed seating with the rest of your group. Tables accommodate 8 comfortably. If you register for the event, you will be required to pay whether or not you attend. 

Please complete this form and mail with checks payable to: SWRTA, P. O. Box 11424, Springfield, MO 65808.