Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Special Messages for Texas Educators

ATPE, Friends of Texas Public Schools, and Pastors For Texas Children have teamed up to deliver a series of uplifting and inspiring messages of encouragement to YOU—the dedicated leaders and professional educators of our children in more than 1,000 independent school districts and 8,500+ neighborhood campuses across Texas! No one has stepped up bigger than you and your colleagues during the last two years to lead our communities through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please take a moment to be inspired by these messages as they arrive! Our intent is to convey that we love you, we appreciate you, we support you, and most of all, WE SEE YOU doing hard work every day for Texas children.

We recognize how vital you and your colleagues have been and will always continue to be. Teachers, administrators, superintendents, bus drivers, custodians, coaches, nurses, and every other support staff segment of our Texas public schools have risen courageously to the all-important task of loving and serving our children, no matter what unexpected challenges you face.

For that, we honor you.

Be encouraged, our friends. We are behind you!

In addition to Teach the Vote, please visit these additional resources:

Message 1: Words of Encouragement from Friends of Texas Public Schools Co-Founder Leslie Milder

Message 2: Chris Wallace, President & CEO of the North Texas Commission, shares the truth about public school testing.

Message 3: Suzi Kennon, Texas PTA President, shares the truth about vouchers.

Message 4: Rev. Natalie Webb of University Baptist Church in Austin speaks out on censorship.

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Message 5: Charles Johnson, executive director of Pastors for Texas Children, reminds Texans to vote in the primary election March 1.