March 2016 Issue
March 30, 2016


Source: NYSUT United

It's an honor

Bill Altman, Ph.D., Broome Community College Faculty Association, has been appointed to chair the [U.S.] Presidential Task Force: Psychology in Communities. He will study best practices for sharing psychological science with the public.

Wendy L. Moss and Robin A. DeLuca-Acconi, members of the Cold Spring Harbor Teachers Association, won the Moonbeam Children's Award in the category of nonfiction chapter book for School Made Easier: A Kid's Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools.

Elizabeth Rose, United Federation of Teachers retiree, won the National Nonfiction Authors Association Bronze Award for Excellence for her book Yo Miz! (1 Teacher+25 Schools=1 Wacky Year).

In print

JoAnn Meaker, Fairport TA retiree, recently published Nola's Gift. In this children's fantasy, young Nola, in her quest to find the cure for her village's strange illness, discovers something that will change her life forever. Available at

Reading specialist Joseph Passaro, Central Islip TA, published Me, Me, Me, Broccoli: A Holocaust Parable for Children. The book introduces a new generation of children to events they can no longer hear about firsthand. Visit

"Kudos!" recognizes the accomplishments of NYSUT members. Have good news you'd like to share? Email; include "Kudos!" in the subject line.