The Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) today announced their president-elect will assume the office of president effective June 1. The TCTA is an independent, nonunion association for Texas teaching professionals, which serves approximately 50,000 members across the state.

Nanette Sissney, a counselor at Whitesboro Intermediate School, was elected president-elect at the TCTA's annual convention in Austin in 2011.

A TCTA member for 20 years, Sissney has served at the statewide level as chair of the Professional Rights & Responsibilities committee (2007-2011), Communications/Public Relations committee (2011-12), ACT For TCTA political action committee (five years), and State Elections committee (four years); district 10 director (two years); and member of the Legislation committee. Also active on the local level, she has served on the Region 10 Teacher of the Year panel, and on several committees and in numerous capacities for the Whitesboro Classroom Teachers Association, including president, secretary and faculty representative.

Sissney earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and a master’s degree in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She serves as second vice-president of the Delta Kappa Gamma Kappa Zeta Chapter. Sissney is a former trustee for the First United Methodist Church of Whitesboro and a volunteer with the Whitesboro Ministerial Alliance.

Sissney is also currently serving a six-year term on the Teacher Retirement System Board of Trustees.