This article appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of The Classroom Teacher.

Sissney to serve on national retirement council

TCTA congratulates former TCTA state president Nanette Sissney of Whitesboro, who will serve on the Legislative Committee of the National Council on Teacher Retirement. NCTR is an independent association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of U.S. public retirement systems. Sissney is in her second term as a TRS trustee and currently serves as vice chair of the TRS Board. 

“At a time when the retirement system has grown to more than 1.6 million members, Nanette continues to provide valuable leadership on our board and for our members,” TRS Executive Director Brian Guthrie said in a statement. “I have no doubt she will use her knowledge to best serve our members as well as the NCTR.” 

Sissney, a counselor at Whitesboro Intermediate, has been a TCTA member since 1992. She served as state president in the 2012-13 school year.

Young to serve on TEA advisory committee

TCTA congratulates Budget Committee Chairwoman Melody Young of Sherman for her appointment to the Texas Education Agency’s HB 3906 assessment advisory committee, which will advise the commissioner and TEA on the development of academically appropriate state assessment instruments. Young will serve on the committee for the next five years. 

Young, a TCTA member since 1998, is a math teacher at Sherman High School. She begins her second two-year term on TCTA’s Executive Board in June.

Bradley logs 26 years of perfect attendance

TCTA congratulates member Sharon Bradley who was honored by Garland ISD earlier this year for 26 years of perfect attendance.

The 85-year-old teaches health science at Naaman Forest High School.

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