Welcome ATPE’s 2017-18 State Officers

On July 12, ATPE members gathered at summit to elect a new slate of officers for the coming year.

These officers (shown above) started their terms on Aug. 1. Your 2017-18 state officers are:

President Carl Garner, from Region 10, is a sixth-grade math and science teacher in Mesquite ISD with 17 years in education and as an ATPE member. Garner has served as ATPE’s state secretary, treasurer, and vice president.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From left to right in photo: President Carl Garner, Vice President Byron Hildebrand, Secretary Tonja Gray, Treasurer Jimmy Lee, and Past President Julleen Bottoms

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Judith Brickey Posted On: August 2, 2017
I would like to join ATPE as a retired teacher. I hope letters with forms will be sent out this year.

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