Summer 2016

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36 | atpe news Your ally and your voice around Texas MEET ATPE'S REGIONAL REPS We are proud to have these seven regional representatives who serve as a pivotal link between your local communities and the ATPE state ofce. ROGER GUTIERREZ Regions: 1 and 2 Home base: Weslaco Years in education: 18 Formerly: Elementary teacher, Region 1 ATPE director CYNTHIA VILLALOVOS Regions: 3 and 4 Home base: Spring Years in education: 18 Formerly: Academy principal, Houston ATPE president, Region 4 ATPE secretary GINGER FRANKS Regions: 5–7 and 12 Home base: Woden Years in education: 34 Formerly: RTI/SPED teacher, ATPE state president DIANE POKLUDA Regions: 9 and 11 Home base: Crowley Years in education: 34 Formerly: Region 11 satellite feld rep, elementary teacher, Region 11 director KAKI SPRONZ Regions: 8 and 10 Home base: Denton Years in education: 4 Formerly: High school Spanish teacher, Denton local university liaison HEATHER TULEY Regions: 13 and 20 Home base: Austin Years in education: 12 Formerly: Lake Travis ISD gifted and talented program coordinator, ATPE ambassador CHANA JONES Regions: 14–19 Home base: Snyder Years in education: 9.5 Formerly: Elementary teacher, Region 14 ATPE president 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 8 your atpe

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