It's an honor
Christina Sharp, Retiree Council 42, received the Everyday Heroes Award from the American Federation of Teachers. The award recognizes Sharp's 10 years as president of RC 42, representing NYSUT retirees in the state of Florida.
Willie Worsley, Ramapo Maintenance, Transportation, Special Services and Security Employees Union, received the H. Council Trenholm Memorial Award at the National Education Association's annual civil and human rights awards dinner. The award is "for leadership in advancing intergroup understanding within the education profession."
The NEA Health Information Network honored Laura Pietropaolo, Monroe Woodbury Teachers Association, with the Ryan White HIV Prevention Award for her efforts in HIV/AIDS prevention education.
Capital Region teachers Deborah Byrne, Scotia-Glenville TA, and Nancy Thompson, Schoharie TA, were selected to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. The educators worked with library education specialists and subject matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom.
David Andalora, South Jefferson TA, has published original adaptations of four popular Shakespeare plays: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and Macbeth. The adaptations were initially developed for special education students but, Andalora said, have proven successful with regular English classes as well. For more information or to order copies of the adaptations, visit https://sites.google.com/a/dishmail.net/shakespeare-adaptations/home.