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Meet Your ATPE Board Members: Michael Sweet (Region 1)

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 9/22/2015

ATPE is proud to bring you this series of posts from your board members. The ATPE Board of Directors is made up of 20 regional members, who are elected by their constituents; four state officers, who are elected annually by the entire House of Delegates at the ATPE Summit; and the most recent state past president. Board members were sent questions via email, and their responses will be posted to the ATPE Blog in the order they were received. Today’s post is from Region 1 Director Michael Sweet.

How and why did you get involved in a leadership role at ATPE?

Simply, I was just asked. My friend MaElena Ingram asked me at a workshop who my teacher organization was and told me about ATPE. She signed me up and asked me if I would like to get more involved, and I was invited to a region meeting.

What is your favorite part of serving on the ATPE board?

My favorite part is the chance I get to meet with the leaders from the other regions and to talk to them and share ideas. Oh, and Squirrel! That was is for you, Caesar and Jackie!

How has being on the board helped your region?

It has helped us spread the message even more and has moved our region into the spotlight.

What advice would you give to others who might be interested in serving on the board?

Just do it!

Can you share something fun about yourself that our members might not know?

I belong to an MC and like to ride my Harley after a bad day and/or on the weekends!