Region 5


Thank you for being a part of ATPE, the largest educator organization in the nation. Our region is one of 20 across the state. Region 5 ATPE serves educators in 30 school districts in six counties in Southeast Texas. Many of these school districts have active ATPE local units. 

On this page you’ll find the contact information for our local and regional officers, as well as a calendar that will include our meeting notices. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

ATPE has regional representatives working statewide. Your regional representative is Ginger Franks, and she is ready to help you reach your region’s goals. Contact her at:

Forms and Documents

Region Officers

Click on the president's name to send him or her an email.

Name Office Campus
Suellen Ener Region Director Bingman Head Start
Susan Harrell Region President Newton Elementary
Katelyn Hanson Region Vice President Pine Forest Elementary
David Ochoa Region Secretary AIMS Ctr High
Maya Issac Region Treasurer Newton Elementary
Janice Brent Region Past President Pine Forest Elementary

ATPE Local Units in Region 5

The local unit president is listed. Click on the president’s name to send him or her an email.

Name Local Unit Campus
Stacey Hansard Beaumont ATPE West Brook Sr High
Michael DeFee Brookeland ATPE Brookeland ISD
Phyliss Stephens Burkeville ATPE Burkeville Jr/Sr High
Terri Smith Hardin-Jefferson ATPE Hardin-Jefferson High
Rebecca Dougharty Jasper ATPE Few Primary
Deborah Oliver Lumberton ATPE Early Childhood School
Renee Haltom Newton ATPE Newton Elementary
Barbara Klingman Port Arthur ATPE Lee Elementary
David Ochoa Vidor ATPE AIMS Ctr High
Terri Babino Warren ATPE Warren High


Region President

Newton ISD