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.

Tonja Gray

Tonja Gray

State President

Region 14
Abilene ATPE

Contact Tonja Gray

President Tonja Gray is a 30-year education veteran from Region 14. A 25-year ATPE member, Gray is a K-5 Literacy Success teacher in Abilene ISD.
Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

State Vice President

Region 8
Paris ATPE

Contact Jimmy Lee

Vice President Jimmy Lee is a food science teacher in Millsap ISD. He has been in education for 31 years and in ATPE for 20 years. Before being elected state treasurer, Lee was the Region 8 director.
Karen Hames

Karen Hames

State Secretary

Region 11
Lewisville ATPE

Contact Karen Hames

Secretary Karen Hames, from Region 11, is an eighth-grade humanities teacher with 41 years of experience in the classroom.
Stacey Ward

Stacey Ward


Region 4
Humble ATPE

Contact Stacey Ward

Treasurer Stacey Ward, Humble ATPE, is a fifth-grade math and science teacher in Humble ISD with 22 years of experience in education.
Byron W. Hildebrand

Byron W. Hildebrand

Immediate Past State President

Region 20
San Antonio ATPE

Contact Byron W. Hildebrand

Immediate Past State President Byron “Skip” Hildebrand, from Region 20, is a retired math teacher with 37 years of experience in education and 26 years as an ATPE member.

Questions? Send us a message or call the ATPE state office at (800) 777-2873.