May 18, 2007

Noteworthy: NYSUT members honored and in print

Source: New York Teacher

In print

Lynn Butler, Fonda Fultonville TA, wrote Buzzin with Buzzy to help children learn the alphabet. Visit for copies ... Carolyn C. Baxter, UFT, wrote Platinum Dreams, Lead Reality, published by Authors Den, visit for copies ... Peter Wood, White Plains TA, wrote A Clenched Fist, The Making of a Golden Glove Champion; and Confessions of a Fighter, both boxing-themed memoirs. Visit Ringside Books at for copies ... Steve Smith, UFT (retired), wrote An Inkwell of Pen Names, chronicling the pen names of 100 authors. Published by Xlibris, call (888) 795-4274 for copies ... Dom Splendorio, Sal Chiariello, Clarkstown TA (retired), and Shannon Whalen, Clarkstown TA, wrote Tools for Teaching Health, offering strategies, activities and lesson plans for middle and high school health educators. Published by Jossey-Bass, visit for copies ... Herm Card, Marcellus FA (retired), wrote ... or else it's only a job, More Poetry of Teaching. "Herm Card's poetry is the best medicine I know for preventing teacher burn-out," wrote California teacher Carol Jago. Card wrote a blog on last year about his progress through his last year of teaching before retirement. The book is $12, available at the publisher, Thornetree Hill, at, (315) 466-0020, and at Borders.


Josephine Monetella, UFT, was named the national Italian American Foundation Teachers of the Year award winner ... Rita G. Devine, South Huntington TA (retired), received a Lions Club Outstanding Service Award ... Sandy Cohen, Oceanside FT (retired), was inducted into the Long Island Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame ... Gregory Wanamaker and Robert Washburn, UUP Potsdam, received American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards, concert music division, for their original compositions and recent performances ... Danielle Dziedzic, Oneonta TA, was named 2006 Outstanding New Business Educator by the Business Teachers Association of New York state ... George Tsolekas, Sewanhaka FT, was named WLNY Teacher of the Week ... Tammy Hollenbeck, Whitesboro TA, was named the Firemen's Association of the State of New York's Teacher of the Year ... Margaret Baleno, Churchville-Chili EA, won the women's overall in the Snow Country New York Master's Series in skiing ... Luz DelRosario, Sandra Braun and Kevin Maser, Sewanhaka FT, won mini-grants through the Nassau Teacher Resource and Computer Training Teacher Center ... Hilda Green Demsky, White Plains TA (retired), received an Arts Alive Artist Grant for the project "Creating an Exhibition of the Bronx River as a Great Community Resource in Westchester" ... Carmen Glenn de Luna, New Rochelle Federation of United School Employees, and Robert C. Hughes II, Wayland-Cohocton TA, were co-recipients of the 2006 Feinstone Environmental Awards, each receiving a $1,000 prize ... Mathias B. Freese, Half Hollow Hills TA (retired), won the 2007 AllBooks Review Editor's Choice Award for his novel, The iTetralogy ... Christina Mayott and Sean Cummiskey, Bay Shore Classroom Teachers, were recognized as Teachers of Excellence by the New York State English Council ... Grace Woo, Brighton TA (retired), was a member of a women's tennis team that won the 2006 Kitty Godfree Cup, an event in T

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