Irving ATPE Updates

Spring 2015

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Irving ATPE Awards and Scholarship Updates

Thank You!

The spring is the time of the year for the local Irving ATPE to say thank you to all of its members in various ways. This newsletter will give information on how to apply for our:

-Local Grants


-Educator of the Year Awards for Region 10 and Irving ATPE

March 20th is the due date for all of the applications!

Links to the applications are inside this newsletter. If you have any questions, please email

So take a moment to mark your calendars so you don't miss out! Also make sure to follow our Facebook page to get up to date information as well and check out our website at

More information will be coming about our Awards Banquet on April 7th, but please put it on your calendar now.

Thank you again for the support that you give ATPE, but more importantly the support that you give our students.

Also, are you looking to be more involved in ATPE at the local, regional or state level? Please email me if you are interested in serving on the board, attending Region 10 Convention and or ATPE Summit this summer.


Your ATPE Board Members

Descriptions of ATPE Awards-Local and Region

Ed Gonzalez Irving ATPE Scholarship 2014/15 Nomination for Teacher Scholarship – Up to $750

Ed Gonzalez Irving ATPE Scholarship 2014/15 Nomination for Associate Scholarship – Up to $750

Cardwell Enrichment Grant (click on the title for the application)

The Cardwell Enrichment Grant will enable educators to enrich their teaching practices through inservice, workshops or classes. Recipients of this grant will be honored at the September Irving ATPE meeting. Each recipient will be expected to make a short (5 minute) presentation describing how this course, workshop or inservice will be implemented in their classroom/curriculum.

Crystal Apple Award- please email Robin Hurt or Andrea Keller with your nomination for Crystal Apple by March 20th- and

The Crystal Apple Award program has been designed to recognize those in the community who make a difference in the education of students in the Irving ISD. A nominee must have given some time on a campus and made an effort to improve the well-being and educational foundation of Irving I.S.D. students. Business (Partners in Education … Other); Community (DAR … Heritage Society … Big Brother/Big Sister … League of Women Voters … Parents); Civic (Police … Fire … Etc.); Education (Teacher … PTA … IEA … ATPE … Retired Teachers)

ATPE Educator of the Year Awards (click on the title for the application)

Acknowledge those ATPE members who demonstrate exceptional or innovative capabilities in their respective education fields. The Educator of the Year Awards are divided into five categories: Administrator of the Year; Associate of the Year; Elementary Teacher of the Year; Secondary Teacher of the Year; Special Services Educator of the Year. These awards are given at the local, region, and state levels. Monetary awards vary at each level. When filling out this form for Region, please also make sure to email it to Robin Hurt.

Judy Coyle Memorial - part of the Irving Schools Foundation program. Each year we give four, $1000.00 scholarships to four IISD seniors who are going into education. (Students apply through ISF for these.)