Region 8 members at NLHS.
North Lamar ATPE's table during the first day of staff development 8/20/12.
Visually representing ATPE as the "Lone Star" of Texas educator organizations, the 2011-12 state officers pose under the entrance to the Bullock History Museum in Austin.
Education superstars Rosemary and Harry Wong are flanked by ATPE state officers Deann Lee and Cheryl Buchanan following their rousing 3-hour general session at the 2012 Summit.
Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte visits with 2012-13 ATPE State President Deann Lee before the closing banquet of the 2012 ATPE Summit.
Cory Colby, Ginger Franks, Deann Lee, Cheryl Buchanan and Richard Wiggins will lead Texas' largest educators' organization for the coming year.
Paul Sadler, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, speaks to ATPE Summit attendees. Sadler was the only candidate who accepted ATPE's invitation to address the gathering.
Region 8 ATPE President Sandra Patterson (North Lamar) and Director Rita Long (Mount Vernon) are displayed on jumbo screens during House of Delegates recognitions.
Twenty-two ATPE members from seven school districts attended the 2012 Summit in Austin. Shown are representatives from Chisum, Jefferson, Rivercrest, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon, Paris and North Lamar.
Region 8 ATPE members take advantage of nearby restaurants like P.F. Chang's while in Austin for the 2012 Summit.
Incoming State President Deann Lee accepts the gavel of office from outgoing president Cheryl Buchanan during the closing session of the HOD while fellow officers Ginger Franks and David de la Garza look on.
Deann Lee (Paris) and Cheryl Buchanan (Ballinger) repeat their oaths of office following annual elections.
Jodi Andoe of Paris ATPE accepts the award for outstanding local unit of the year from State President Deann Lee, also of Paris, during annual conference.
Region 8 members from Paris ATPE gather for a group photo at the 2012 Summit in Austin.
Paris ATPE members share a photo op with Food Network star Chef Jeff Henderson in ATPE Central.
2012-13 ATPE officers enjoy dining al fresco at Moonshine Café near the Austin Convention Center.
Delegates from Region 8 pledge to uphold and support state officers, and to perform the duties of their own local offices, at the closing of the 2012 HOD sessions.
Noted author Sharon Draper meets with North Lamar ISD librarian Jerry Jarrell prior to her presentation at the 2012 ATPE Summit.
Paris ATPE member Jimmy Lee takes a moment between House of Delegates sessions to vote for his wife, Deann, as ATPE State President.
ATPE Governmental Relations Director Brock Gregg scans Jimmy Lee's (Paris ATPE) badge before he enters another Summit session.
Jimmy Lee gives an emotional appeal for delegates to vote for his wife, Deann, for ATPE State President.
Jimmy and Deann Lee from Paris ATPE after the 2012 officer elections.
Region 8 ATPE members from the Paris area pause during House of Delegates sessions for a quick snapshot.
North Lamar ISD Homemaking teacher Frankie Jarrell gets an autographed cookbook and a photo op with Food Network star Chef Jeff Henderson after his presentation at the 2012 ATPE Summit.
Jodi Andoe of Paris ATPE accepts an award from State President Deann Lee during the 2012 ATPE Summit.
State President Deann Lee of Paris shows she is a Texas gal through and through. Way to represent Region 8, Deann!
Alison Hayter, President of North Lamar ATPE local (Paris) is recognized for her contributions to the ATPE-PAC by State President Deann Lee. Awards were presented in Austin at the 2012 ATPE Summit.
Latasha Marshall and Danielle Chesshire (Paris ATPE) enjoy food and fellowship at the awards luncheon during 2012 Summit.
Region 8 ATPE
Region 8 ATPE meets in Mount Vernon.
A few notable faces from the recent SBOE candidate forum at North Lamar ISD (from left): Paris ISD Assistant Superintendent Robert High, who moderated the event, ATPE State Vice President Deann Lee, Region 8 ATPE Director Rita Long, SBOE candidates Thomas Ratliff (R-Mt. Pleasant) and Randy Stevenson (R-Tyler), ATPE Lobbyist Monty Exter and Region 8 President Sandra Patterson
Ratliff prepares to respond to a question from a member of the audience during the public forum, which was held at North Lamar High School in Paris.
Moderator Robert High (left) listens as Rep. Lavender explains his position on changing the way the Texas Teacher Retirement System is funded.
District 1 Rep. George Lavender (left) (R–Texarkana) and District 9 SBOE candidate and incumbent Thomas Ratliff (right) meet with North Lamar ATPE President Sandra Patterson prior to the start of a recent candidate forum sponsored by several ATPE local units in Region 8.
Region 8 Fall Meeting, Oct. 1, Mount Vernon
Thanks to State Vice President Deann Lee for the photo!
Region 8 Fall Meeting, Oct. 1, Mount Vernon
Thanks to field rep Lacey Denton for the photo!
North Lamar ATPE leaders recruit new members during their district's general-teacher orientation.
Region 8 officers and special guests at the region's spring meeting March 26, 2011, in Mt. Vernon
Field Representative Supervisor Keith McLemore from the state office speaks at the Region 8 Spring Meeting March 26, 2011, in Mt. Vernon.
Region 8 Spring Meeting, March 26, 2011
Region 8 fall meeting, Sept. 25, 2010, Chisum High School, Paris
ATPE State Treasurer Ginger Franks (far left) was the special guest at Region 8's fall meeting on Sept. 25, 2010, at Chisum High School in Paris.
Region 8 ATPE President Sandra Patterson and ATPE State Treasurer Ginger Franks at the region's Sept. 25, 2010, meeting
North Lamar ATPE leaders recruit members during their district's August 2010 general-teacher orientation/staff in-service. Pictured are Kathy Ballard, Elizabeth Cole, Alison Hayter, Mary Ann Franklin and Sandra Patterson.
North Lamar ATPE hosted a reception for North Lamar ISD's Teachers of the Year Sept. 13. ATPE State Secretary Deann Lee was the guest speaker. Pictured are Lee and Teachers of the Year Kaye Cooper and Melissa Arnold.
Supporting Your Freedom to Teach (SM) Week 2010: North Lamar ISD math teacher Tracy Johnson, paraprofessional Donna Womack, librarian Jerry Jarrell and custodian Eddie Farris pause for a photo op at the ATPE hospitality display set up in the Stone Middle School library.
Supporting Your Freedom to Teach (SM) Week 2010: North Lamar ISD paraprofessionals Renee Williams, Beth Worthey and Donna Womack and drama teacher Ashley Pickering enjoy a visit over cookies at the ATPE hospitality booth set up in Stone Middle School's library.
Lobby Day 2009: Region 8 ATPE members visit Sen. Kevin Eltife.
Leader U 2010: Region 8 ATPE President Sandra Patterson
Lobby Day 2009: Region 8 ATPE members visit Rep. Mark Homer.
Region 8 ATPE members share ideas for the upcoming year during Leader U 2010.
Region 8 ATPE Director Rita Long (a member of Mount Vernon ATPE) enjoys a laugh with Jerry Jarrell (a Campus Rep of the Year finalist) and Region 8 ATPE President Sandra Patterson. Jarrell and Patterson are both members of North Lamar ATPE.
Leader U 2010 attendees from Region 8
Jefferson ATPE member Lisa Stokely shows off the cash award she won during Leader U 2010's Saturday General Session. Twenty first-time attendees won $100 prizes.
ATPE State Secretary Deann Lee, her husband Jimmy (a leader in Paris ATPE) and her son Travis enjoy the Leader U 2010 Awards Dinner.
Region 8 ATPE Secretary Karen Ives, a member of Jefferson ATPE, takes advantage of an Austin pedicab during Leader U 2010.
Leader U 2010: While waiting for the next presentation to begin, Mt. Pleasant ATPE member Gene Baxter searches in his conference bag for a pen and notepad.
Leader U 2010: Keynote speaker Craig Zablocki goofs around with Jefferson ATPE member Sara Elms after his presentation.
ATPE State Secretary Deann Lee is a member of Paris ATPE.
ATPE State Secretary Deann Lee, a Paris ATPE member, takes to the dance floor with her son Travis after the Leader U 2010 Awards Dinner.
Region 8 members celebrate Supporting Your Freedom to Teach Week!
(L-R) Annette Lewis, Alice Kirby and Valerie McClain work on their letters to state officials during North Lamar ATPE's Letter Writing Party in Paris. The event took place March 29, 2011.
North Lamar ATPE President Alison Hayter (right) provides teacher Melissa Arnold with information about communicating with state legislators during a Letter Writing Party in late March 2011.
Region 8 ATPE's Teach the Vote booth at Mount Vernon Country Fest 2012.
Region 8 ATPE members at the North Lamar GTO. From left: Kathy Ballard, Emily Cole, Annette Lewis, Jerry Jarrell, Alison Hayter and Sandra Patterson.
Chisum ATPE's cup-filled table at the Chisum ISD GTO.