Welcome ATPE’s 2015-16 State Officers

On July 9, ATPE members gathered at summit to elect a new slate of officers for the coming year.

These officers (shown above) start their terms on August 1. Your 2015-16 state officers are:

President Cory Colby, from Region 6, is an AP and dual credit government and US history teacher at Willis ISD. Colby, who has served as ATPE’s state vice president, secretary, and treasurer, has been an educator and an ATPE member for eight years.

Vice President Julleen Bottoms, from Region 12, is a 23-year education veteran with 20 years under her belt as an ATPE member. Bottoms, who previously served as ATPE’s state secretary and treasurer, is a K-5 technology applications teacher and campus technical specialist at Corsicana ISD.

Secretary Carl Garner, from Region 10, is an ARD Chair and MTI/inclusion teacher at Mesquite High School with 15 years in education and as an ATPE member. Garner served as ATPE’s state treasurer in 2014-15.

Treasurer Byron “Skip” Hildebrand, from Region 20, is a retired math teacher with 31 years of experience in education and 21 years as an ATPE member.

Past President Richard Wiggins, from Region 20, is a special education department chair in Boerne ISD who has been an educator and an ATPE member for 13 years.

From left to right in photo: Richard Wiggins, Byron Hildebrand, Carl Garner, Julleen Bottoms, and Cory Colby.

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