New York State Teachers’ Retirement System delegates recently elected Sheila Sullivan Buck and Ronald Gross to the state Teachers’ Retirement System Board. Buck is a music teacher in the Rush-Henrietta Central School District near Rochester; Gross teaches social studies in the William Floyd School District in Suffolk County, Long Island.
A National Board Certified Teacher and past NYSUT Representative Assembly delegate, Buck is president of the Rush-Henrietta Employees Association. Gross heads the William Floyd United Teachers local and is a long-time delegate to the NYSUT RA and the American Federation of Teachers’ convention.
Paul Farfaglia, a teacher with the Jordan-Elbridge School District in Central New York and vice president of the Jordan-Elbridge Teachers Association, is the third teacher-member on the board. David Keefe, a retired member of the Hempstead Classroom TA, is the board’s retiree representative.