November 2011 Issue
October 27, 2011


Source: NYSUT United

It's an honor

Annie McClintock, United Teaching Assistants of Harborfields; Susan Chittenden, Wells Central School Teachers' Association; and Suahuil Valerio, Yonkers Federation of Teachers, each received $1,000 American Federation of Teachers Robert G. Porter grants. The awards assist members with continuing education costs.

Louis Rogai, Western Sullivan United Teachers and School-Related Professionals retiree, was featured in a one-man art show at the AFA Gallery in Scranton, PA. Rogai, who taught art for 35 years, had 13 original paintings on display at the gallery. For more information, visit or

In print

Richard O'Connell, Locust Valley School Employees Association, has written The Secrets to Being a Great School Counselor for professional counselors, guidance interns and graduate school counselor candidates. For information, visit or

Pesi Dinnerstein (Paulette Plonchak-Dinnerstein), Professional Staff Congress retiree, has written A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity, and My Missing Keys, a story about her quest to create a simple and orderly life. Find the book online at and

Jeffrey C. Callister, Newburgh TA retiree, has written Prentice Hall's Brief Review for the New York Regents Exam Earth Science: The Physical Setting. For copies, visit or your local bookstore.

Thomas O'Brien, United University Professions Binghamton University chapter, has written Brain-Powered Science: Teaching and Learning with Discrepant Events, a three-volume professional development series for grades 5-12 pre-service and in-service teachers. For information, visit