Fall 2015 Issue
October 07, 2015

SRPs are 'Essential to Education'

Author: by Leslie Duncan Fottrell
Source: NYSUT United
NYSUT Vice President Paul Pecorale applauds SRPs Barbara O’Brien, Office Staff Association of South Huntington and Janet Maldonado, Brentwood Clerical Association; Shelter Island Faculty Association member Jeremy Stanzione is congratulated by his wife, Stacey, second from left; SIFA building rep Michelle Weir, left; and SIFA member Janine Mahoney during a summer SRP Recognition dinner hosted by NYSUT’s Suffolk Regional Office.
Caption: Clockwise from top left: NYSUT Vice President Paul Pecorale applauds SRPs Barbara O'Brien, Office Staff Association of South Huntington and Janet Maldonado, Brentwood Clerical Association; Shelter Island Faculty Association member Jeremy Stanzione is congratulated by his wife, Stacey, second from left; SIFA building rep Michelle Weir, left; and SIFA member Janine Mahoney during a summer SRP Recognition dinner hosted by NYSUT's Suffolk Regional Office. Photos by Jonathan Fickies.

School-Related Professionals Recognition Day is Nov. 17 and NYSUT has rolled out a new slogan — "Essential to Education" — for celebration pins, posters and celebration packet materials.

How will you celebrate this important day?

Visit www.nysut.org/srpday for ideas and downloadable materials to print on your own. SRP celebration kits and pins are available to local presidents upon request by logging in to the Leader Access site on www.nysut.org.

"NYSUT SRPs are the heartbeat of our schools," said NYSUT Vice President Paul Pecorale. "As a special education teacher I know what an invaluable contribution SRPs make in our students' educational experience."

Watch Pecorale's SRP Day video address at www.nysut.org/srpday.

Across the state, NYSUT locals and school districts will celebrate SRP Recognition Day in many special ways. Since the day falls within American Education Week, which begins Nov. 15, many locals will find it makes sense to coordinate efforts with school districts and parent-teacher groups to incorporate SRP Recognition Day into the week-long schedule.

Locals representing SRPs in Suffolk County rolled out a campaign called "Proud to be an SRP! Proud to be NYSUT! Schools work because we do!" at a summer celebration attended by more than 100 and honoring 12 exemplary SRPs. Visit www.nysut.org/news/2015/august/suffolk-kicks-off-new-srp-campaign for more information.

New York state SRP Recognition Day began as an SRP-submitted resolution at a NYSUT Representative Assembly and is the result of extensive lobbying by NYSUT staff and members.

Please share photos and video from your SRP celebration online at www.facebook.com/NYSUTUnited.

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