It's Award Season!

ATPE award season is just around the corner. Each year, ATPE takes time to recognize outstanding Texas educators, ATPE leaders, and friends of Texas public schools. Here’s everything you need to know about submitting nominations and applications for some of ATPE’s best known awards.
 
Want to recognize a colleague who changes lives and inspires the best in their students and peers? Then nominate them for an ATPE Educator of the Year Award! The Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Awards are presented in five categories: Administrator, Associate, Elementary Teacher, Secondary Teacher, and Special Services Educator. Recipients each receive $5,000. The nomination deadline is Feb. 1, 2019, and the nomination form can be found at atpe.org/Your-ATPE/Awards-Grants/Educator-of-the-Year. Nominees must then complete an application by March 1, 2019. Self-nominations are not accepted!
 
Consider highlighting the work of your local unit by applying for a Local Unit of the Year Award or nominate outstanding ATPE volunteers for a Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year Award! The Local Unit of the Year Awards honor exceptional local units in four categories: 1–200 members, 201–500 members, 501-plus members, and university local units. Each winning local unit will receive a check for $1,000. Did your local unit absolutely rock your membership goals? Then make sure you submit your application/nomination by March 1, 2019! Self-nominations are allowed for this award.
 
If you know of an ATPE volunteer leader who really encompasses all that an ATPE leader is, make sure to nominate that member for the Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year Award. These awards recognize volunteers in three categories: 1–200 members, 201–500 members, and 501-plus members. Local units may nominate one or more campus representatives. Each winner will receive $1,000, and their local units will each receive $250 for future local unit activities. March 1, 2019, is the nomination/application deadline for the Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year Awards. Self-nominations are not accepted!
 
For more information, and to view and complete all the applications and nomination forms, head to atpe.org/Member-Benefits/Awards-Grants.
 
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