Summer 2017

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ATPE leadership experience: Region 1 director; Pharr-San Juan-Alamo local unit presi- dent, newsletter publisher, and campus repre- sentative; chair of the state Services and Discounts Committee; member of the ATPE Foundation Committee; chair of the BOD Membership Committee ATPE recognition: Two-time Campus Representative of the Year Award winner; Three-time Newsletter Award winner; William B. Travis honoree; Stephen F. Austin honoree Current position: Fifth-grade gifted and tal- ented teacher in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Other leadership experience: Executive board member, president, secretary, and social media coordinator of the Rio Grande Valley Science Association; executive secre- tary, social media coordinator, and treasurer of the Texas Council for Elementary Science; member of the Nomination and Elections Committee for the Science Teachers Association of Texas; grade-level chair, member of the Campus Planning Organizational Committee; member of the District Technology and Gifted and Talented Committees; robotics spon- sor; chess sponsor; Destination ImagiNation sponsor; campus UIL coordinator; UIL Chess Puzzles coach; campus public relations representative; vice president of Magic Valley Riders Motorcycle Club, Inc; member of American Legion Post 408; secretary of the South Texas Bikers Round-up Board Years in ATPE: 12 Years in education: 17 ATPE leadership experience: ATPE state trea- surer and sec- retary; chair of the state Finance and Grant for Teaching Excellence Committees; member of the state Bylaws, Minority and Diverse Population Recruitment, and Resolutions Committees; Region 20 past president, president, vice president, and treasurer; San Antonio ATPE treasurer and campus rep; testified at Senate Hearing on Senate Bill 13 ATPE recognition: Stephen F. Austin and William B. Travis honoree; Ben Shilcutt Plus Club Current position: Retired math teacher and high school coach Other leadership experience: San Antonio ISD basketball program athletic staff worker, dropout recovery program teacher and tu- tor; certified USA Track official; former var- sity head soccer coach; head cross country coach; varsity assistant football, basketball, track and field coach; lead teacher in the Interactive Mathematics Program for San Antonio ISD; lead teacher in Sam Houston Magnet Program; member of North East ISD Leadership Committee Years in ATPE: 25 Years in education: 37 VICE PRESIDENT MICHAEL SWEET BYRON "SKIP" HILDEBRAND ATPE NEWS 29

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