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Education’s best ATPE honored educators, students, ATPE leaders and friends of Texas public education at the summit during the Membership Awards Luncheon and the Awards Banquet.

Judy Coyle Texas Liberty Award ATPE’s highest honor, which is named after ATPE founding member Judy Coyle and recognizes outstanding service to public education, was awarded this year to retiring ATPE Executive Director Doug Rogers. Rogers has worked in public education for most of his life and has worked at ATPE since 1981 (with a short stint at the Texas Association of School Boards in the late 80s.) This year sees his retirement from ATPE. Rogers worked closely with Coyle during ATPE’s formative years.

Alafair Hammett Media Awards Named for ATPE’s first state president, this award recognizes Texas reporters for their outstanding support and coverage of public education. The 2013 recipients are: Newspapers with a circulation of fewer than 25,000: Bronwyn Turner, The Daily News (Galveston County) Newspapers with a circulation of 25,000 to 50,000: Ann Work, The Times Record News (Wichita Falls) Newspapers with a circulation of more than 50,000: Hayley Kappes, The El Paso Times

ATPE staff service awards

“There is no question that Judy Coyle, in her role as mentor, realized the potential of that special young man she took under her wing some 32 years ago,” 2012-13 ATPE State President Deann Lee said in her presentation of the award. “So it is absolutely fitting that we celebrate tonight that special circle of life, a circle that includes an award named for Judy Coyle, the mentor, being presented to the man who so many years ago started his ATPE journey as the mentee.” Congratulations to the 10 state office staff members honored during the summit for their 120 years of combined experience. Five years of service: Political Involvement Coordinator Edwin Ortiz 10 years of service: Meetings and Conferences Director Andrea Davis, Communications Director Kate Johanns, Revenue Processing Supervisor Barbara McGrath, Payroll and Benefits Specialist Grace Perez, Legal Assistant Tracy Revetta 15 years of service: Program Specialist and Foundation Development Coordinator Joy England, System Administrator Brian Park, Staff Assistant Roger Romero 20 years of service: Associate Executive Director Laura Sheridan



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Fall 2013 ATPE News  

Read the fall 2013 issue of ATPE News, the quarterly magazine of Texas' preeminent public educator association. Learn about changes to testi...

Fall 2013 ATPE News  

Read the fall 2013 issue of ATPE News, the quarterly magazine of Texas' preeminent public educator association. Learn about changes to testi...

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