ATPE state officers

The ATPE House of Delegates elects four state officers annually: president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Along with the immediate past state president, these working educators form ATPE’s Executive Committee.

Julleen Bottoms

Julleen Bottoms

State president

Region 12
Corsicana ATPE

Contact Julleen Bottoms

President Julleen Bottoms, from Region 12, is a 24-year education veteran with 21 years under her belt as an ATPE member. Bottoms, who previously served as ATPE’s state secretary, treasurer, and vice president, is a K-5 technology applications teacher and campus technical specialist at Corsicana ISD.
Carl Garner

Carl Garner

State vice president

Region 10
Mesquite ATPE

Contact Carl Garner

Vice President Carl Garner, from Region 10, is an ARD chair and MTI/inclusion teacher at Mesquite High School with 16 years in education and as an ATPE member. Garner has served as ATPE’s state secretary and treasurer.
Byron W. Hildebrand

Byron W. Hildebrand

State secretary

Region 20
San Antonio ATPE

Contact Byron W. Hildebrand

Secretary Byron “Skip” Hildebrand, from Region 20, is a retired math teacher with 31 years of experience in education and 23 years as an ATPE member. Hildebrand was the 2015-16 ATPE treasurer.
Tonja Gray

Tonja Gray

State treasurer

Region 14
Abilene ATPE

Contact Tonja Gray

Treasurer Tonja Gray is a 28-year education veteran from Region 14. A 23-year ATPE member, Gray is a K-5 Literacy Success teacher in Abilene ISD.
Cory Colby

Cory Colby

Immediate state past president

Region 6
Willis ATPE

Contact Cory Colby

Past President Cory Colby, from Region 6, is a professor of history at Lone Star College. Previously he was an AP and dual credit government and US history teacher at Willis ISD. Colby, who has served as ATPE’s state president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, has been an educator and an ATPE member for nine years.




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