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Let Your Voice Be Heard: Apply to Serve on an ATPE State Committee

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 6/14/2022

State committees are an important element of ATPE’s member-governed structure. ATPE’s eight committees provide important feedback to the ATPE Board of Directors and staff, make recommendations to the ATPE House of Delegates, and select ATPE award recipients. The state president appoints members to serve on committees.

If you are interested in serving on an ATPE committee, the ATPE state office must receive your completed application for committee service by July 15. Only active members can serve on an ATPE committee. (A paper version of the form will be distributed to ATPE Summit attendees.)

In 2022-23, all committee meetings will be virtual, providing more opportunities for participation and engagement around the state, as well as saving travel and meeting costs.

More information about each committee and the time commitments associated with each can be accessed by clicking this link. For example, members on the Legislative and Membership committees serve staggered two-year terms.

Here are the committees:

  • Leader Development—Reviews and makes recommendations regarding ATPE’s volunteer leader program.
  • Membership—Discusses and reviews ATPE’s membership recruitment program, membership materials, and services and discounts.
  • Nomination/Election—Reviews current ATPE state officer election rules, makes recommendations for changes to the rules, and assists in recruiting nominees for state office.
  • Legislative—Reviews and makes recommendations for changes to the ATPE Legislative Program.
  • Resolutions—Reviews ATPE’s current and standing resolutions and proposes recommendations to be considered by the House of Delegates, which meets annually in July at the ATPE Summit.
  • Public Information—Reviews ATPE’s publications, website and online presence, and media coverage, as well as reviews finalists for the Alafair Hammett Media Award and recommends a winner.
  • Educator of the Year (EOY)—Reviews applications for the Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Awards, interviews finalists, and selects winners.
  • Leader of the Year (LOY)— Reviews applications for the Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year and Floyd Trimble Local Unit of the Year awards, interviews finalists, and selects winners.

If you have any questions about committee service, please contact ATPE Executive Assistant Amy Dodd at adodd@atpe.org or (800) 777-2873.