Local unions, districts, families and communities all over the state pulled out the stops to honor School-Related Professionals this week. SRPs are the true super heroes of our schools!
You can submit the name of an SRP in your community for special recognition and send us your super hero shout outs; a sample of recent shout outs are included below.
- School Security. NYSUT Board Member Karen Lee Arthmann offers an up close and personal account of her job as a Youth Assistant in Rush-Henrietta schools. "Our most important function is to listen," she says.
- Social-Emotional Needs. Even super heroes need to take time to help themselves. The recent SRP Leadership Conference included a session encouraging School-Related Professionals to tend to their own social-emotional needs in trying times.
- SRP Leadership Conference. 140 statewide school staff members – including 52 first timers – masked up and met in Saratoga Springs on a rainy fall Halloween weekend for professional learning workshops, union networking, and the community that comes from sharing meals.
- Moral Fusion Leadership Award. Also this week, NYSUT’s SRPs were recognized by the state Labor-Religion Coalition with the Moral Fusion Leadership Award for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and meeting critical needs in our communities. NYSUT SRP At-Large Director Angie Rivera accepted the award.
Here's a preview of your tweets with photos of SRP celebration from across the state.
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