March 31, 2009

Retiree Member of the Year: Arlene Hanley

Source: NYSUT Constituency Awards 2009

Arlene Hanley

Retiree Member of the Year

Arlene Hanley
Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals
Rochester Teachers Association

Arlene Hanley has been a thoughtful, tenacious and effective advocate for paraprofessionals for more than four decades, serving as president of the Teacher Aides Association of Rochester when aides were first recognized as a unit by the Rochester City School District. She served as a building rep, chair of the SRP committee and as a delegate to the NYSUT Representative Assembly.

Now, as a retired paraprofessional, Hanley continues to serve as a NYSUT state Employees' Retirement System consultant in the Rochester regional office.

Hanley continues to conduct workshops for the Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals (formerly TAAR) and other school districts to provide current, accurate information about the ERS. She also is a member of the Genesee Valley School Boards SRP Committee and helps plan, and also presents at, its annual local conference.

Hanley retires from her consultant position this year and her lifetime of dedication to her union and to the service of the SRP membership will be greatly missed.

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