About ATPI

2019-2021 ATPI Officers

  • Shannon Oden


    Shannon Oden is photography instructor at Ben Barber Innovation Academy in Mansfield teaching CTE Commercial and Advanced Photography. Her program has been the Texas State Champion in Photography, SkillsUSA four times.

  • Kyle Juntunen

    Vice President - Workshops

    Kyle Juntunen teaches audio/video production, broadcast and filmmaking at Allen High School. He also directs the student run video board at Eagle Stadium.
    He is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film.

  • Krista Luter

    Vice President - Curriculum

    Krista Luter teaches Principles of Arts, AV and Technology, Commercial Photography 1&2, and Project-Based Commercial Photography at Allen High School.

  • Brenda Marafioto

    Vice President - Conference

    Brenda Marafioto started the journalism and photography program at Robert G. Cole High School. She teaches Printing & Imaging, Commercial and AP Photography and advises the school news magazine.

  • Laura Spray

    Vice President - Member Services

    Laura Spray teaches CTE at Loma Alta Middle School in San Antonio. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in Photography and a minor in Art History.

  • Cassandra Syler

    Vice President - Newsletter

    Cassandra Syler has taught photography at Round Rock High School for 16 years. She is a graduate of St. Edwards University in Austin.

  • Leah Waters

    Vice President - Contests

    Leah Waters advises the yearbook and online news site at Heritage High School in Frisco. She is the state director for the Texas Association of Journalism Educators.

  • Clint Smith

    Past President

    Clint Smith is a co-adviser of Texas HS Student Media in Texarkana, TX and teaches journalism, web technology, and photography.

  • Andrea Negri


    Andrea Negri is in her first year at Bellaire High School in Houston. She teaches journalism and advises the yearbook. She is the contest coordinator for the Texas Association of Journalism Educators.

  • Dr. Bradley Wilson

    Senior Consultant

    Bradley Wilson is the Journalism Education Association publications editor. He has received the JEA Carl Towley Award, the NSPA Pioneer Award and the ATPI Star of Texas.

  • Mark Murray

    Executive Director

    Mark Murray has been the Executive Director of ATPI for 28+ years. He recently retired from Arlington ISD and studied photography at Texas A&M—Commerce.