ATPE News

Winter 2016

ATPE News is the official publication of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the largest educator association in Texas. The magazine addresses the most important issues affecting public education in the state. Learn more at ATPE.org.

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ATPE NEWS 33 THE ATPE VISION ATPE is the preeminent public educator association in Texas and makes a difference in the lives of educators and schoolchildren. In partnership with all stakeholders, we are committed to providing every child an equal opportunity to receive an exemplary public education. THE 2016-17 ATPE AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Through our awards and grants, ATPE recognizes outstanding Texas educators. Consider applying for or nominating a fellow ATPE member or local unit for one of the following awards. Recognize a colleague who changes lives and inspires excellence by nominating them for a Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Award. Highlight the work of your local unit by applying for a Local Unit of the Year Award or nominate outstand- ing ATPE volunteers for a Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year Award. Find out more about ATPE awards at atpe.org/Member-Benefits/Awards-Grants. Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Awards Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Awards are presented in five categories: Administrator, Associate, Elementary Teacher, Secondary Teacher, and Special Services Educator. Recipients each receive $5,000. Feb. 1, 2017, is the nomination deadline, and nominees must submit completed applications by March 3, 2017. Self-nominations are not accepted. Find more information and a nomination form at atpe.org/Member-Benefits/Awards-Grants/Educator-of-the-Year. Local Unit of the Year Awards The Local Unit of the Year Awards honor exceptional local units in four categories: 1-200 members, 201-500 members, 501-plus members, and university local units. Each winning local unit will receive a check for $1,000. March 3, 2017, is the appli- cation/nomination deadline for the Local Unit of the Year Awards. Self-nominations are allowed. Find more information and an application/nomination form at atpe.org/ Member-Benefits/Awards-Grants/Local-Unit-of-the-Year. Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year Awards The Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year Awards recognize volunteers in three categories: 1-200 members, 201-500 members, and 501-plus members. Local units may nominate one or more campus representatives. Each winner will receive $1,000, and their local unit will receive $250 for future local unit activities. March 3, 2017, is the nomination deadline for the Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year Awards. Self-nominations are not accepted. Find more information and a nomination form at atpe.org/Member-Benefits/ Awards-Grants/Campus-Rep-of-Year. QUESTIONS ABOUT ATPE AWARDS? Call the ATPE state office at (800) 777-ATPE (2873) Follow ATPE on social media to stay up to date with Texas education news Thousands of members are fol- lowing OfficialATPE on Facebook! Are you one of them? Member photos, association news, edu- cation information, teaching tips, and election updates are shared daily. Follow your association on Facebook at facebook.com/ OfficialATPE. WANT EVEN MORE PHOTOS AND TIPS? Follow ATPE on Instagram @officialATPE and Pinterest @ATPE. Kally Evans receives her award from State Vice President Carl Garner at the 2016 ATPE Summit.

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