Melissa Davis, a teacher at Mauriceville Elementary in Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, will serve in a new leadership position as she heads back to school for 2014-15.

On Aug. 1, she began a one-year term as a district director for the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, a non-union professional association for teachers, librarians, counselors and other classroom professionals with 50,000 members across the state.

Davis was elected in June by TCTA members from District 5 — a six-county area that includes Tyler and Orange — who attended the TCTA’s state convention in Fort Worth. She will represent District 5 TCTA members on the TCTA Directors’ Council, which sets policy for the statewide association, and she will assist leaders of TCTA local affiliates in her district.

“I was honored to be elected as district director, and I am looking forward to serving the teachers of District 5,” Davis said. A TCTA member for five years, Davis also serves as the president of the TCTA local affiliate in LCM CISD.

The Texas Classroom Teachers Association is the leading teacher association in Texas. Founded in 1927, TCTA is a nonprofit, independent professional association based in Austin that serves 50,000 members statewide. It is the only statewide teachers’ association that limits active-level membership to those directly involved in classroom teaching or teaching support, including librarians, counselors and teacher aides.