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
Contact Carl Garner
President Carl Garner
, from Region 10, is a sixth-grade math and science teacher with 17 years of experience in education. Garner has served as ATPE’s state vice president, secretary, and treasurer.
Byron W. Hildebrand
State vice president
San Antonio ATPE
Contact Byron W. Hildebrand
Vice President Byron “Skip” Hildebrand
, from Region 20, is a retired math teacher with 37 years of experience in education and 25 years as an ATPE member. Hildebrand has been the ATPE state treasurer and secretary.
Contact Tonja Gray
Secretary Tonja Gray
is a 29-year education veteran from Region 14. A 24-year ATPE member, Gray is a K-5 Literacy Success teacher in Abilene ISD. Gray served as ATPE’s 2016-17 state secretary.
Contact Jimmy Lee
Treasurer Jimmy Lee
is a food science teacher in Millsap ISD. He has been in education for 30 years and in ATPE for 19 years. Before being elected state treasurer, Lee was the Region 8 director.
State past president
Contact Julleen Bottoms
Past president Julleen Bottoms
, from Region 12, is a 25-year education veteran with 22 years under her belt as an ATPE member. Bottoms, who previously served as ATPE’s state secretary, treasurer, vice president, and president, is a K-5 technology applications teacher and campus technical specialist at Corsicana ISD.
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or call the ATPE state office at (800) 777-2873.