The events of this past year have demonstrated that strong leaders in the education community are more important now than ever before. Do you have the leadership skills and the desire to serve ATPE, your school, and your community? If so, we encourage you to apply for Leadership ATPE to develop those skills you need to serve your community for years to come. Applications are due in one week (the deadline is June 4).
About Leadership ATPE
Launched in 2018, Leadership ATPE is a one-year program geared toward professionals who are (relatively) new to the education field and our association and have a vested interest in serving their schools and communities. The program is held every other year and designed to recognize one qualified applicant from each of the 20 ATPE regions.
The program offers professional development, leadership training, and networking opportunities. Participants attend two expense-paid weekend training retreats and network with their colleagues in digital learning opportunities throughout the year. Training sessions focus on the skills emerging leaders need to best serve their local communities, including public speaking and presentation skills, strategic thinking practices, building connections, enhancing interpersonal communication, advocacy, and more.
Who Should Apply?
Ideal candidates for Leadership ATPE are educators with three to five years of experience as a first-time professional, professional, or associate member of ATPE. The selection committee aims to recruit members who seek to gain leadership skills needed to advance their careers in public education, are dedicated to advocating for ATPE and the education profession; possess a keen interest in serving as an elected officer of ATPE at the local, region, or state level; and want to learn more about best practices for volunteer leadership and board governance.
Here’s What Leadership ATPE Alumni Have to Say
"I wanted to broaden my horizon, and that’s exactly what I did. There are great people involved, my contacts have grown, and I found my voice. Some people are thinking, ‘What?’ Yes, I found my voice.”
Miguel Renteria, Amarillo ATPE, Leadership ATPE class of 2018-19
“Everyone should apply and have this amazing experience to learn more about yourself and ATPE.”
Roya Dinbali, Nacogdoches ATPE, Leadership ATPE class of 2019-20
Read what other Leadership ATPE alumni have to say about the program!
The Leadership ATPE application is open now and involves answering a series of questions, submitting a resume and headshot, and an application fee. Interested in applying? Then visit atpe.org/Leadership-ATPE today. The application will close June 4, 2021.
If you’re ready to leave your mark on Texas’ largest educator association, we hope you will apply!