Two Rio Grande Valley area teachers were elected to represent the Texas Classroom Teachers Association.

Gloria I. Galvan, a special education/inclusion teacher at Achieve Early College High School and part-time homebound teacher in the McAllen ISD, has been re-elected to a two-year term as district one director for the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA).

Linda Corpus, a special education teacher at Leal Elementary School in the Mission CISD, has been elected as a director-at-large for the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA). As a council member, Corpus will help set policy and make decisions for the statewide assosication and assist leaders of TCTA local affiliates.

Each year, TCTA convention delegates elect directors-at-large as needed to ensure that the minority makeup of the TCTA Directorsí Council fairly reflects the membership.

Both will began their one-year term on June 1.

Galvan was elected by convention delegates from district one, the Valley area she currently represents on the TCTA Directorsí Council. As a Council member, Galvan helps set policy for the statewide association and assists leaders of TCTA local affiliates in her seven-county area. Galvan is a longtime TCTA member and previously served on the TCTA Council as director-at-large and district one director. She is also active on the local level, serving as a faculty representative of her campus for the McAllen Classroom Teachers Association.

The TCTA Council also will include Dolores Ramirez of San Benito, serving as statewide chair of the Budget committee; Norma Reza-Rodriguez of San Benito and Gloria J. Dietrich of Mission, serving as district one directors; and Linda Corpus of Mission, serving as a director-at-large.

TCTA is based in Austin and is the only statewide teacher association that limits active-level membership to those directly involved in classroom teaching or teaching support.