ATPE News

Summer 2017

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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Your ATPE State Officer Candidates 2017-18 state officer candidates will deliver speeches outlining their skills, backgrounds, qualifications, and philosophies beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, during the House of Delegates meeting. Delegates will then cast their votes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on that same day, at the official polling place at the Austin Convention Center. Only certified delegates may vote. Get to Know the Candidates Online All candidates had the opportunity to create short videos responding to questions about their qualifications and vision. Any submitted candidate videos will be posted at atpesummit.org/candidates after May 30. ATPE leadership experience: ATPE state secretary, treasurer, and vice president; chairman of the Scholarship, Nomination/Election, and Resolution Committees; member of the Grant for Teaching Excellence, Legislative, Public Information, and Political Action Committees; Region 10 president, vice president, and secretary; Mesquite ATPE past president, president, and campus rep; Leader U panelist ATPE recognition: President of a 2010-11 Local Unit of the Year final- ist; president of a 2010-11 Davy Crockett Award-winning local unit; Ben Shilcutt Plus Club; William B. Travis honoree; recipient of Region 10 ATPE and Mesquite ATPE political fundraising awards Current position: Sixth-grade math and science teacher in Mesquite ISD Other leadership experience: Member of the TEA Educator Standards Committee; member of Mesquite ISD Baldrige Award, Benefit, Professional Consultation, Professional Dress, and Professional Educator Standards Committees; department chair at Mesquite ISD; various PTA offices; teacher mentor; student council sponsor; church youth/music director; Teacher Voices contributor for the Dallas Morning News Years in ATPE: 17 Years in education: 17 PRESIDENT CARL GARNER 28 ATPE NEWS

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