ALBANY, N.Y. May 10, 2016 — New York State United Teachers today saluted its 2015 School-Related Professionals Member of the Year, Annie McClintock, for being recognized by the White House at its “School Support White House Champions of Change” recognition on Wednesday, May 11.
McClintock is one of a dozen school support staff and paraprofessionals from around the country selected for recognition because of their leadership skills as well as their commitment to making sure students get the support and motivation they need to succeed.
The event will stream live at 2 p.m., Wednesday, on the Internet at www.whitehouse.gov/live.
In addition to being the NYSUT 2015 SRP member of the year, McClintock is president of the United Teaching Assistants of Harborfields and a member of the NYSUT SRP Advisory Committee. She works with a Long Island nonprofit organization, the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative, which provides support for local low-income and homeless families.
NYSUT President Karen E. Magee and Vice President Paul Pecorale will join McClintock at a reception following the White House ceremony.
“‘Champion of Change’ is a fitting recognition for Annie McClintock,” said Magee. “She is constantly seeking ways to improve what she does for her students and for the members in her local. She’s been instrumental in encouraging teaching assistants to continue to take the professional development classes that they need to advance through their certification levels.”
“Annie McClintock is a tireless advocate for public school students and for the teaching assistants in her local,” said Pecorale, whose office oversees SRP issues for the union. “She is also passionate about social justice issues. She recognizes that helping students succeed continues beyond the end of the school day and beyond the walls of the school building.”
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.