School-Related Professionals Member of the Year
Monroe Woodbury Teachers Association
BUFFALO, NY April 2, 2009 - Carol Herb of Highland Mills will receive the School-Related Professional (SRP) of the Year award, one of New York State United Teachers' highest awards, at the union's 37th Representative Assembly in Buffalo.
Herb, a clerical worker at the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District for the past two decades, has been instrumental in the growth and development of the SRP program in the district. As president of the Monroe-Woodbury Employees Association, Herb has organized SRP Day for the last three years and encouraged Monroe-Woodbury EA members to participate in NYSUT Summer Leadership conferences. Herb has also served as delegate and second vice president to the Monroe-Woodbury Teachers Association since 1995, and helped successfully negotiate five district contracts.
Active in her community, Herb participates in breast cancer and CROP walks, and raises funds for the Monroe-Woodbury EA's annual scholarship for graduating seniors.
"Carol has provided outstanding leadership for her local," said NYSUT President Richard C. Iannuzzi. "Her commitment to service and to fostering leadership skills among her membership is an inspiration."
"Carol is a tireless advocate for her members," added NYSUT Vice President Kathleen Donahue. "Her enthusiasm and 'can do' attitude model effective leadership."
The RA - NYSUT's policy-making convention - begins Thursday, April 2, at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center and continues through Saturday, April 4. More than 2,000 delegates, guests and staff are expected to attend.
NYSUT represents more than 600,000 teachers, school-related professionals, academic and professional faculty in higher education professionals in education and health care and retirees. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.