June 2012 Issue
May 18, 2012


Source: NYSUT United

It's an honor

Victoria Berger, a special education teacher at PS 20 Anna Silver School and United Federation of Teachers member, received the Bernard Cohen Memorial Award, presented by the New York State Council for the Social Studies. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates exceptional teaching potential in the first three years of teaching.

The 2012 NYSUT Community Service Award Winners, honored at the RA, are:


Tim Ahle, North Rockland Teachers Association; Mary Ann Borrello, Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College; Michael Fiels, Kenmore TA; Reynolds Hawkins Jr., Amityville TA; Suzanne Jordan, Kingston Teachers Federation; Matthew Knowlan, Middle Country TA; Martin Messner, Schoharie TA; Laura Spencer, Smithtown TA; and Jill Weed, Pine Bush TA.


Doris Blank, Westchester/Putnam Retirees; Ellen A. Cotton-DeGrasse, Riverhead Central FA; Robert Crabtree, North Syracuse Education Association; Mary Lou Davis, Spackenkill Retired Teachers; Michael Eiermann, Bayport-Blue Point Retired TA; Lucy Ely, Pioneer Central School District; Sandy Ericson, Greece TA; Carol Hall, North Babylon Teachers Organization; Janet McCauley, Three Village Schools; LaVergne McMurray, Frankfort Schuyler TA; Christine E. Nowak, Joint Retiree Council – Buffalo; Arthur Romita, Bay Shore Classroom TA; Barbara Schmidt, Broome BOCES ITP; and Linda Ulrich-Hagner, Kenmore TA.

United Federation of Teachers retirees: Rose Marie Armetta, Miriam Bissu, Frances D'Atria-Romano, Marie Ellner, John Franzese, Linda Friedman, Lauren Grant, Rosalie Hollingsworth, Kathleen Ivans, Norman Kiperman, Harriet J. Morrison-Shapiro and Roseanne Rose.