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In Your Neighborhood: ATPE Stories from Your Communities

Project Maestros at Texas State 

In March, ATPE Regional Membership Specialist Yvette Milner and Bandera ATPE President John Milner got a chance to visit with Project Maestros program participants at Texas State University. The program supports pre-service teachers as they transfer from community colleges to Texas State. The college student and student teachers pictured are showing off the door prizes they won at the day’s event.     

Region 11 ATPE 

An EF-3 tornado hit Jacksboro in North Texas March 21 and caused immense damage to the community’s schools. On April 12, Region 11 ATPE Secretary Tina Alvarado visited Jacksboro ISD to deliver a $1,500 donation from the region to Superintendent Brad Burnett to assist campuses in their recovery. Pictured are Jacksboro ATPE President Terry Stretcher, Alvarado, and Burnett. 

Plano ATPE 

Beginning in December 2021, Clarice Cross of Plano ATPE helped organize a schoolwide donation drive at Schimelpfenig Middle School between each grade level. The grade level that donated the most items won a prize. Then in January, Cross and Katy Matthews, also of Plano ATPE, delivered over 100 items to the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center. 

Region 4 ATPE 

Members gathered April 9 for the Region 4 Spring Assembly at the Junior League of Houston. The event featured a silent auction that raised money for the ATPE-Political Action Committee (ATPE-PAC). Members also held a shoe drive, donating shoes for children in prekindergarten through 12th grade. 

Author: ATPE Staff