October 2016

ATPE Staff Spotlight

Date Posted: 10/26/2016

ATPE is proud to bring you this series of posts from our staff members. Today’s post features Senior Graphic Designer Erica Fos.

Life Insurance for ATPE Members

Date Posted: 10/25/2016

For ATPE members only. Up to $15,000, $25,000 or $50,000 of life insurance coverage — guaranteed!

Preparing Students for Life After Graduation

Date Posted: 10/24/2016

Preparing students for post-graduation success is every educator’s goal. Irving ISD Career and Technical Education Coordinator Gary Schepf shares his experience with college and career readiness and discusses how educators can equip students for job searching in our ever-evolving society.


Date Posted: 10/19/2016

ATPE talked to Sara Jefferson, the school program manager at IT’S TIME TEXAS, about how exercise and nutrition affect kids in the classroom and how educators can help their students make healthy choices.

Have You Met ATPE’s Regional Representatives?

Date Posted: 10/17/2016

Did you know ATPE has seven dedicated regional representatives who work for our members in their local communities across the state of Texas? Learn more about your regional representatives and how they serve you.

Navigating the T-TESS, Part 2

Date Posted: 10/12/2016

Need help navigating Texas’s new teacher appraisal system? ATPE is here to help! We are happy to present this series of practical tips to help you prepare for the T-TESS.

Discussing Politics in Class

Date Posted: 10/06/2016

As our political system grows ever more divisive, it has become increasingly important to encourage civic mindedness and thoughtful reflection in our students. US government teacher Kim Grosenbacher shares her tips for keeping classroom political conversations civil and improving students’ critical thinking skills.

Why I Became an Educator

Date Posted: 10/03/2016

ATPE member Cierra Griffin reflects on her path to teaching.