Summer 2017

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ATPE leadership experience: Region 2 director, Corpus Christi lo- cal unit treasurer ATPE recognition: 2014-15 ATPE Associate Educator of the Year, 2013-14 ATPE Associate Educator of the Year finalist; William B. Travis honoree Current position: Senior executive admin- istrative assistant to the chief academic officer at Corpus Christi ISD Other leadership experience: Corpus Christi ISD Consultation Team/Superintendent Advisory Committee clerical staff represen- tative; Los Encinos Elementary member of Corpus Christi ISD Planning and Decision- Making Team; Corpus Christi ISD member of District Planning and Decision-Making Team; South Coastal Bend team manager, apprais- er, treasurer, instant challenge master, score room master, region director, member of the Executive Board of Directors, Texas state instant challenge master, and creator and organizer of Spectacular Saturday in the South Coastal Bend Region for Destination ImagiNation; PTA president, secretary, and treasurer; Band Booster treasurer and president; Mary Mother of the Church choir member and co-president; creator and organizer of training for Corpus Christi ISD campus clerical staff, PADRES Family of the Year winner; Destination ImagiNation Spirit of Discovery and Imagination Award winner; PTA Life Achievement Award winner Years in ATPE: 19 Years in education: 24 ATPE leadership experience: ATPE state treasurer; Region 14 secre- tary, vice presi- dent, president, past president, and director; member of the state Professional Rights and Responsibilities, Legislative, Membership, Finance, Governance, and Advocacy Committees; Hawley ATPE founding officer, president, and past president; Abilene ATPE member- ship chair, first vice president, and campus rep ATPE recognition: Coeditor of Newsletter of the Year Award-winning newsletter; officer of Newsletter of the Year Award-winning lo- cal unit; officer of two Green Apple Award- winning local units; William B. Travis honor- ee; Stephen F. Austin honoree Current position: K-5 Literacy Success teacher in Abilene ISD Other leadership experience: Member of the TEA Teacher Standards Advisory Committee; Hawley ISD Support Person of the Year; member of campus Lighthouse Advisory team; member of board of direc- tors for Abilene Community Theatre; sec- retary, founder, and chairman of board of directors for Center for Theatre Education at Abilene Community Theatre; member, community advisor, and alumni president of Omicron Delta Chapter of APO Service Fraternity; lead teacher, former member, and director of Ballet √Člev√© at Turning Pointe Dance Academy Years in ATPE: 24 Years in education: 29 SECRETARY CESAREA GERMAIN TONJA GRAY 30 ATPE NEWS

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