Veronica Estrada, TxATE President
As we enter the new year, I want to say “thank you" for trusting me to lead this organization as the 2018-2019 President. The past few years on the board have provided rich and valuable learning experiences such as working with a leadership team whose members are also involved in other affiliates within the consortium. I have learned much from the board, and particularly our past presidents, Christie Bledsoe and Debby Shulsky, who have mentored me for several years now. When people have approached me about the organization, I tell them that the main benefit I receive from it is community. TxATE has instantly provided me with a community of Texas teacher educators who graciously share their knowledge and expertise with one another in order to promote the development of high quality teachers throughout the state and nation. I am happy to report that we continue to experience a steady growth trend in membership, financial fitness, and a dedicated general membership. I appreciate the opportunity to interact with a group of highly dynamic and dedicated members who work diligently everyday to be a major voice for the position of teacher education goals and ideals in Texas. This is our mission. This is what we do. Lastly, I want to encourage you to join a committee, an advocacy group, editorial review board for the journal, or run for an officer position in the near future. Getting involved is way to get the most out of this great organization. See you at TxATE!