November 2013 Issue
October 25, 2013


Source: NYSUT United

It's an honor

The H. Frank Carey High School Teacher of the Year award was presented in memory of Jeffrey Brous, an "impressive musician, beloved teacher, wonderful colleague and a good friend." Brous was a member of the Sewanhaka Federation of Teachers who died in February.

Manya Dhar Mascareno, United University Professions at SUNY Old Westbury, earned a more than $360,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to help her continue her research into signals and potential treatments for prostate cancer.

In print

Herm Card, Marcellus Faculty Association, along with his wife, Dolores, has written The Missing Piece: Educating New Kids for a New World. The book includes realistic teaching philosophy and practical classroom applications, inspirational and motivational poetry and energizing physical and metaphysical ways for educators to refresh and inspire their teaching. Find it at

Karen Flewelling, North Colonie Teachers Association retiree, wrote Drilling for Hope: One Woman's Work to Provide Clean Water. The non-fiction book is a compilation of her journals from humanitarian missions to 14 countries. She has worked to fund 31 water wells; give goats, pigs and chickens to those in need; and donate soccer balls, uniforms and school supplies. The book is available online at

Elyse S. Scott, Highland TA retiree, wrote Secrets From the Middle: Making Who You Are Work For You. Based on her 30 years teaching middle school, the book provides "support for practicing teachers and anyone else who faces the challenge and joy of spending their days with young adolescents." The book is is available at or