Summer 2016

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Page 26 of 43 | 27 summer 2016 TREASURER Tonja Gray ATPE leadership experience: Region 14 secretary, vice president, president, past president, and director; member of the state Professional Rights and Responsibilities, Legislative, Membership, Finance, Governance, and Advocacy Committees; Hawley ATPE founding ofcer, president, and past president; Abilene ATPE membership chair, frst vice president, and campus rep ATPE recognition: Coeditor of Newsletter of the Year Award-winning newsletter; ofcer of Newsletter of the Year Award-winning local unit; ofcer of two Green Apple Award-winning local units; William B. Travis honoree; Stephen F. Austin honoree Current position: K-5 Literacy Success teacher in Abilene ISD Other leadership experience: Member of the TEA Teacher Standards Advisory Committee; Hawley ISD Support Person of the Year; member of board of directors for Abilene Community Theatre; secretary, founder, and chairman of board of directors for Center for Theatre Education at Abilene Community Theatre; member, community advisor, and alumni board member for Omicron Delta Chapter of APO Service Fraternity; lead teacher, former member, and director of Ballet √Člev√© at Turning Pointe Dance Academy Years in ATPE: 23 Years in education: 28 TREASURER Lynette Ginn ATPE leadership experience: Member of the state Best Practices, Legislative, Finance, Leader of the Year, Membership, Professional Rights and Responsibilities, and Nominations and Elections Committees; Region 17 director, president, vice president, second vice president, and treasurer; Hale Center ATPE president, vice president, treasurer, and past president ATPE recognition: William B. Travis honoree Current position: Second-grade teacher at Hale Center ISD Other leadership experience: Member of the Campus Site Base Committee at Akin Elementary; nursery coordinator, Sunday school teacher, GA leader, fellowship chair, and coordinator for the Annual Women's Luncheon at the First Baptist Church in Hale Center, TX Years in ATPE: 24 Years in education: 24 TREASURER Jackie Davis ATPE leadership experience: Two-term ATPE Board of Directors member; State Bylaws, Board Best Practices, Board Advocacy, and State Services and Discounts Committees; State Services and Discounts Committee chair- woman; Region 10 ofcer for 11 years; Garland local unit ofcer for 14 years; Garland local unit scholarship committee chairwoman ATPE recognition: State Campus Rep of the Year; Region 10 Davy Crockett Award recipient; Ben Shilcutt 30 Plus winner; William B. Travis hon- oree; Region 10 Carter Casteel Political Involvement winner; leadership presenter Current position: Fifth-grade reading/ELA teacher at Garland ISD Walnut Glen Academy Other leadership experience: Served on Region 10 ESC Texas Teacher of the Year Selection Committee; TEA Textbook Adoption Review Panel; campus roundtable; Rep. Angie Button's Education Roundtable; Coached UIL listening skills and judged oral reading and ready writing; G-T liaison; Campus ImprovementTeam; District Education Improvement Committee; Garland ISF Calendar Committee; Textbook Committee; Principal's Advisory Committee team leader; church and community volunteer Years in ATPE: 24 Years in education: 28 All candidates had the opportunity to create short videos responding to questions about their qualifcations and vision. Any submitted candidate videos will be posted at candidates after May 30. Download the 2016 ATPE Summit mobile app by searching for "2016 ATPE Summit" in the App Store or Google Play.

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