On April 1, 1980, two fledgling groups dedicated to the advancement of public education and educators in Texas officially merged to form the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE).
Thanks to the forward-thinking members of the Association of Texas Educators (ATE) and Texas Professional Educators (TPE), ATPE has been a champion, an ally, and a voice for Texas educators for the past 40 years, and today is the largest education association in Texas.
ATPE invites you to commemorate this milestone with a yearlong celebration kicking off April 1, 2020, at atpe.org/40.
On our 40th anniversary website, we’ll share the story of those who paved the way toward ATPE’s status today as Texas’ largest community of educators, and we’ll recognize educators who have embodied the spirit of ATPE throughout the years.
You can follow ATPE’s story through an interactive timeline, browse an archive of images from ATPE’s past, and share your
favorite ATPE memories with us. Throughout the next year, we’ll share highlights from past issues of ATPE News
, correspondence, marketing campaigns, and much more.
We’ll also have a few surprises for members along the way that we’ll share in the upcoming months.
In the meantime, please visit atpe.org/40
to share your ATPE memories with us!