Founded by educators for educators, ATPE is the leading educators’ association in Texas and the largest independent educators’ association in the United States. ATPE exists to serve the needs of Texas teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and all public education employees and fights for our schools on the local, state and national levels.
The ATPE philosophy is simple. We believe it takes everyone working together to improve Texas public schools. We work with all stakeholders in public education, regardless of political party or platform. We work collaboratively with all sides of any debate to find the best solution. And we represent the priorities defined by our members—working educators who are passionate about Texas public schools.
Who We Are
Learn about the state's largest educator association.
Find ATPE in Your Area
About ATPE's 20 regions.
News & Media
ATPE provides a number of ways for Texas educators to stay informed.
Each year ATPE recognizes educators, ATPE leaders and those friends of Texas public schools who demonstrate exceptional capabilities in their respective fields, recruit ATPE members, participate in ATPE’s advocacy efforts and report on what matters most in public education.
Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities
Gain leadership skills and make friends through ATPE.
ATPE’s professional learning partnerships.
Do you have questions about ATPE or Texas public education? Suggestions for improving the membership experience? We want to hear from you.
The President's Podcast
What‘s next for the Association of Texas Professional Educators? Hear the latest from ATPE State President Karen Hames in this podcast recapping ATPE Board of Directors meetings and more.