Summer 2016

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Page 38 of 43 | 39 summer 2016 Abilene Tonja Gray Andrews Tina Hardarson Boerne Margie Hastings Richard Wiggins Corpus Christi Jackie Hannebaum Corsicana Julleen Bottoms Crowley Steve Pokluda Cypress-Fairbanks Eli Rodriguez Irving Connie Kilday Killeen Eileen Walcik Melissa Walcik Ron Walcik Leander Lisa Robertson Jayne Serna Nacogdoches Katherine Whitbeck Odessa Bridget Lofer Olney Dale Lovett Plano Janis Bates Kathryn Chesley Marie Dooley Linda Higbee Doris Ratenski San Antonio Annie Perez Tyler Betty Berndt Waco Patty Reneau Weslaco Hector Cruz Wichita Falls Belinda Wolf POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Invest in the ATPE Political Action Committee today! It's easy to set up recurring monthly or quarterly donations online at The following ATPE members invested $50 or more to ATPE's Political Action Committee (ATPE-PAC) from Jan. 1, 2016–March 29, 2016. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION! your atpe atpe-pac honor roll continued from page 13 YOUR ALLY. YOUR VOICE. applications for teachers and certifed administrators ask if applicants have had their certifcate sanctioned for any reason. Because a teaching certifcate is a state license, the suspension can also afect an educator's life in unexpected ways: some loan and job applications ask if the individual has ever had a state license sanctioned. Because the penalties for abandoning a contract can be so severe and long lasting, it is almost always a good idea to seriously explore what other options, short of actually walking away, might be available. If you fnd yourself facing this situation, contact the ATPE Member Legal Services Department for help. Our attorneys can explain your options as you navigate this difcult process. Members can submit employment-related legal questions or request legal assistance through the Member Legal Services Intake System (MLSIS) on the ATPE website. Members can also call ATPE at (800) 777-ATPE.

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