Kermit Wamsley

Capital region band director Kermit Wamsley hits all the right notes

When Kermit Wamsley snaps his fingers, a lot of people snap to attention. That’s because he’s a middle school band director, calling budding musicians and singers to action. He’s also front and center as a director for the all-male Electric City Chorus, an a cappella group that lifts spirits in its performances while raising money for charities and for music scholarships for students.
Eldred Central School District Faculty Association

Local unions make their own harvest

A group of local unions in the mid-Hudson region are collecting cans and boxes of food to donate to local food pantries in a collective union effort across the Hudson Valley.
Hispanic Heritage Event

Event celebrates Hispanic excellence and achievement

NYSUT Secretary Treasurer J. Philippe Abraham welcomed two Latina trailblazers as part of “Celebrando Nuestra Hispanidad,” NYSUT’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration — NYS Education Commissioner Betty Rosa and Evelyn DeJesus, American Federation of Teachers’ executive vice president.
student loans

Public Service Loan Forgiveness gets major overhaul

In a huge win for educators and other public service workers, the Biden administration this week announced a much-needed overhaul of the broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Unions have been pushing hard for the changes, which are expected to help more than half a million borrowers move closer to loan forgiveness.
retiree meeting

Retiree meeting celebrates 30 years, charts year ahead

Ron Gross, NYSUT second vice president, reminded attendees to submit pictures and stories about days gone by as the union celebrates the 30th anniversary of retiree councils throughout the year.
SRP Conference

Gear up for the annual SRP Leadership Conference Oct. 29-31

SRPs will meet to share insights on critical workplace issues at NYSUT’s annual SRP Leadership Conference. This year’s theme: “Together again: SRP leaders creating a better tomorrow.”




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