The TCTA Bylaws provide that to be eligible to run for office, an individual shall:

  • have been an Active member of the Association for at least four consecutive years immediately preceding election,
  • be a current TCTA member, and
  • hold membership in his/her local association (where applicable).

Additionally, a candidate for district director or director-at-large is eligible for election in the TCTA district corresponding to the public school district in which he/she is employed. The Bylaws also specify that a person shall be ineligible to run for a district director or director-at-large position if election would extend tenure in office beyond five consecutive years as a member of the Directors’ Council.

Nominations for an executive office or director-at-large position must be made in writing and may be submitted either in letter form specifying the office sought, or by completing a Qualifications and Consent Form.

Individuals whose nominations are not received at Headquarters by midnight on Nov. 28, 2020, may be nominated from the floor, but will not have their name placed on the official ballot.

Nominations may be submitted by U.S. mail, fax or email to:

TCTA Executive Director
PO Box 1489
Austin TX 78767-1489
Fax: 512-469-9527

Executive Offices Open for Election in 2021

  • President-Elect
  • Governance Committee Chair
  • Legislation Committee Chair
  • Membership Committee Chair
  • Professional Rights & Responsibilities Committee Chair
  • Curriculum & Instruction Committee Chair (to fill vacant seat)

Please note: Nominations also will be accepted from the floor during the first business meeting of the TCTA Representative Assembly during the 2021 Virtual Convention, but only those who file by Nov. 28, 2020, will appear on the official election ballot.

District Director Election Process

In accordance with the TCTA Bylaws, revised February 2012, Article IX, Elections and Nominations, Section 1, Elections (B):

"Each even-numbered TCTA district shall elect a district director in even-numbered years, and each odd-numbered TCTA district shall elect a district director in odd-numbered years. District directors shall be elected by the District Coordinating Councils by a locally developed election procedure.

"In the event that a District Coordinating Council fails to elect a district director and notify Headquarters at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting of the Representative Assembly, delegates to the Representative Assembly may function as the District Coordinating Council and elect a district director in a caucus meeting."

Odd-numbered TCTA districts will elect a district director this year for a two-year term from June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2023. Headquarters must be notified of elections by Dec. 28, 2020, or delegates will vote for district directors during the convention.


The TCTA Bylaws provide that ethnic-minority members must comprise at least the same percent of the Council as exists in the membership of TCTA, and the Representative Assembly elects directors-at-large as needed to ensure representation on the Council. Directors-at-large are elected via a plurality vote; whether a director-at-large serves on the Council will depend on the outcomes of the statewide and district director elections. See “Candidates for TCTA Office” above for deadlines and additional information.