Summer 2016

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PRESIDENT Julleen Bottoms ATPE leadership experience: State vice president, secretary, and treasurer; chairwoman of the state Finance Committee; member of the Local Unit of the Year and Educator of the Year Committees; ATPE Foundation Board vice president and secretary; Region 12 director, past president, president, vice president, and secretary; Corsicana ATPE president and campus rep; Kerens ATPE president, secretary, and campus rep ATPE recognition: President of a Green Apple Membership Growth Award- winning local unit; William B. Travis honoree Current position: K-5 technology applications teacher and campus technical specialist for Corsicana ISD Other leadership experience: Alpha Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma treasurer and presenter; district and county in-service presenter/ speaker; member of campus- and district site-based and technology committees Years in ATPE: 21 Years in education: 24 VICE PRESIDENT Carl Garner ATPE leadership experience: ATPE state secretary and treasurer; chairman of the Scholarship, Nomination/ Election, and Resolution Committees; member of the Grant for Teaching Excellence, Legislative, Public Information, and Political Action Committees; Region 10 president, vice president, and secretary; Mesquite ATPE past president, president, and campus rep; Leader U panelist ATPE recognition: President of a 2010-11 Local Unit of the Year fnalist; president of a 2010-11 Davy Crockett Award- winning local unit; Ben Shilcutt Plus Club; William B. Travis honoree; recipient of Region 10 ATPE and Mesquite ATPE political fundraising awards Current position: ARD chair and MTI/inclusion teacher in Mesquite ISD Other leadership experience: Member of the TEA Educator Standards Committee; member of Mesquite ISD Baldrige Award, Beneft, Professional Consultation, Professional Dress, and Professional Educator Standards Committees; department chair at Mesquite ISD; various PTA ofces; teacher mentor; student council sponsor; church youth/ music director; Teacher Voices contributor for the Dallas Morning News Years in ATPE: 16 Years in education: 16 SECRETARY Byron "Skip" Hildebrand ATPE leadership experience: ATPE state treasurer, chairman of the state Finance Committee, chairman of the state Grant for Teaching Excellence Committee; member of the state Bylaws, Minority and Diverse Population Recruitment, and Resolutions Committees; Region 20 past president, president, vice president, and treasurer; San Antonio ATPE treasurer and campus rep ATPE recognition: Stephen F. Austin and William B. Travis honoree; Ben Shilcutt Plus Club Current position: Retired math teacher Other leadership experience: San Antonio ISD basketball program athletic staf, dropout recovery program teacher and tutor; certifed USA Track ofcial; former varsity head soccer coach; head cross country coach; varsity assistant football, basketball, track and feld coach; lead teacher in the Interactive Mathematics Program for San Antonio ISD Years in ATPE: 23 Years in education: 32 2016-17 state ofcer candidates will deliver speeches outlining their skills, backgrounds, qualifcations, and philosophies beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 22, during the House of Delegates meeting. Delegates will then cast their votes from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on that same day, at the ofcial polling place at the Austin Convention Center. Only certifed delegates may vote. YOUR ATPE STATE OFFICER CANDIDATES 26 | atpe news

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