November 09, 2017

Buck and Gross elected NYSTRS delegates

Author: Kara Smith
Source: NYSUT Communications
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Caption: L-R: New York State Teachers' Retirement System delegates Ronald Gross, Paul Farfaglia and Sheila Sullivan Buck. Photo provided.

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.