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Welcome ATPE’s 2016-17 State Officers

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 8/03/2016

On July 22, ATPE members gathered at summit to elect a new slate of officers for the coming year.

These officers (shown above) started their terms on August 1.

Your 2016-17 state officers are:

President Julleen Bottoms, from Region 12, is a 24-year education veteran with 21 years under her belt as an ATPE member. Bottoms, who previously served as ATPE’s state secretary, treasurer, and vice president, is a K-5 technology applications teacher and campus technical specialist at Corsicana ISD.

Vice President Carl Garner, from Region 10, is an ARD chair and MTI/inclusion teacher at Mesquite High School with 16 years in education and as an ATPE member. Garner has served as ATPE’s state secretary and treasurer.

Secretary Byron “Skip” Hildebrand, from Region 20, is a retired math teacher with 31 years of experience in education and 23 years as an ATPE member. Hildebrand was the 2015-16 ATPE treasurer.

Treasurer Tonja Gray is a 28-year education veteran from Region 14. A 23-year ATPE member, Gray is a K-5 Literacy Success teacher in Abilene ISD.

Past President Cory Colby, from Region 6, is an AP and dual credit government and US history teacher at Willis ISD. Colby, who has served as ATPE’s state president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, has been an educator and an ATPE member for nine years.

From left to right in photo: Cory Colby, Tonja Gray, Byron Hildebrand, Carl Garner, and Julleen Bottoms