Spring 2017

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38 ATPE NEWS News ATPE Congratulations, CLASSROOM MAKEOVER CONTEST WINNERS! I magine a $500 shopping spree to buy items for your classroom! One lucky ATPE professional member and two ATPE first-time professional members each received $500 as part of ATPE's Classroom Makeover Contest. Congratulations to first-time professional members Daniel Duran of Crowley ISD and Macy King of Eagle Mountain- Saginaw ISD. Returning professional member Rory Raven of Northside ISD in San Antonio was also handed a $500 check. Macy King transformed and expanded her classroom library! As a first-year teacher, $500 was such a blessing. I used the money to help expand my classroom library and create a better system for organizing. I was able to purchase numerous new books to help pique my students' interest and keep them engaged. I also added popular titles such as Pete the Cat and Elephant and Piggie! I also purchased storage bins to help organize our library and an app to keep track of what titles we have in our collection. Daniel Duran of Crowley ISD Rory Raven of Northside ISD WANT TO QUALIFY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN? Make sure you renew your ATPE membership for 2017-18 by Sept. 30, 2017.

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