Congratulations to ATPE’s Educator of the Year Finalists!

Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year finalists have been announced! These awards recognize ATPE members who demonstrate exceptional or innovative capabilities in their respective educational fields.

Awards are divided into five categories—Administrator, Associate, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Services. The finalists are:

Administrator finalists

Monica Bayarena, Corpus Christi ATPE
Paula Franklin, Galveston ATPE
Susana Ramirez, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ATPE


Associate finalists

Stefanie Barnhart, Denton ATPE
Hilda Martinez, La Joya ATPE
Dahlia Olivares, Rio Hondo ATPE


Elementary finalists

Rebecca Dougharty, Jasper ATPE
Michael Sweet, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ATPE
Barbara Triplett, Northside (20) ATPE


Secondary finalists

Michael Clark, Katy ATPE
Claudia Cortez, Brownsville ATPE
Richard Embrick, Fort Bend ISD


Special Services finalists

Susie Andrews, Rio Hondo ATPE
Julie Fore, Dallas ATPE
Ronald Sursa, Killeen ATPE

Congratulations to these amazing educators! The winners will be presented at the 2018 ATPE Summit Awards Banquet.

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