Region 8


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 8 ATPE serves educators in 47 school districts in 11 counties in Northeast 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 eight Regional Membership Specialists working statewide. Your Regional Membership Specialist is Charles Glover. You may contact him at:


Special Election - Region 8

Former Region 8 Director Jimmy Lee has recently been elected ATPE state treasurer. Frankie Jarrell and Kenneth Stokely have been nominated as candidates for the director's unexpired term. The new Region 8 director will take office on August 29, 2017, and will serve until July 31, 2018.

To view candidate profiles and photos, please click on the candidates’ names below:

Frankie Jarrell, North Lamar ATPE
Kenneth Stokely, Jefferson ATPE

Region 8 members will receive an electronic ballot by email on Monday, August 21. The election will remain open until midnight on Monday, August 28. Any votes received after that time will not be counted.

If you have any questions, please contact ATPE Volunteer Program Coordinator Anna Belle Burleson at or (800) 777-2873.

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Forms and Documents

Region Officers

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

Name Office Campus
Shelia Slider Region Director Stone Middle
Christel Stokely Region President Jefferson High
Katie Stallings Region Vice President Justiss Elementary
Kenneth Stokely Region Secretary Retired Members
Jerrica Liggins Region Treasurer Cooper High

ATPE Local Units in Region 8

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

Name Local Unit Campus
Anthony Williams Chapel Hill (8) ATPE Chapel Hill High
Patricia Weiberg Chisum ATPE Chisum Elementary
Melinda Sanders Clarksville ATPE Clarksville Middle High
Jerrica Liggins Cooper Bulldogs ATPE Cooper High
Ginger Williams Detroit ATPE Detroit Elementary
Christel Stokely Jefferson ATPE Jefferson High
Stephanie Wright Mount Vernon ATPE Mount Vernon Elementary
Shelia Slider North Lamar ATPE Stone Middle
LaTasha Marshall Paris ATPE Paris Jr High
Kristine Koder Pittsburg ATPE Pittsburg Jr High
Emily Martin Prairiland ATPE Prairiland High #2
Connie Phosay Rivercrest ATPE Rivercrest Elementary


Region President

Jefferson ISD