Calling School-Related Professionals a major part of the educational system, Carol Herb said she was humbled and proud to receive NYSUT's SRP of the Year award.
"I'm proud to belong to a union that not only helps members succeed, but recognizes them for their efforts."
A clerical worker in the Monroe-Woodbury schools for two decades, Herb has been instrumental in the growth and development of the district's SRP program. As president of the Monroe-Woodbury EA, Herb has organized SRP Day for years and encouraged EA members to participate in NYSUT Leadership conferences. Herb has served as delegate and second vice president to the Monroe-Woodbury TA since 1995, and helped successfully negotiate five district contracts.
As the president of a diverse group of SRPs, Herb made it a point to meet with leaders for food service, monitors, bus attendants, clerical and one-on-one aides. "Having a better contract makes them feel like they count," Herb said.
Active in her community, Herb participates in breast cancer and CROP walks, and raises funds for the union's annual scholarship for graduating seniors.