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
Byron W. Hildebrand
San Antonio ATPE
Contact Byron W. Hildebrand
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.
State Vice President
Contact Tonja Gray
Vice president 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
Secretary 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 Karen Hames
Treasurer Karen Hames
, from Region 11, is an eighth-grade humanities teacher with 40 years of experience in the classroom.
Immediate state past president
Contact Carl Garner
Immediate state past 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.
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or call the ATPE state office at (800) 777-2873.