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.

Carl Garner

Carl Garner

State president

Region 10
Mesquite ATPE

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

Byron W. Hildebrand

State vice president

Region 20
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.
Tonja Gray

Tonja Gray

State secretary

Region 14
Abilene ATPE

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.
Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

State treasurer

Region 8
Paris ATPE

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.
Julleen Bottoms

Julleen Bottoms

State past president

Region 12
Corsicana ATPE

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.

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