New York State Teachers' Retirement System delegates elected Sheila Sullivan Buck and Ronald Gross to the state Teachers' Retirement System Board in November. Buck is a music teacher in the Rush- Henrietta Central School District near Rochester; Gross teaches social studies in the William Floyd School District, Suffolk County, Long Island.
A National Board Certified Teacher and past NYSUT Representative Assembly delegate, Buck is president of the Rush- Henrietta Employees Association. She is also a 2016 NYSUT Leadership Institute graduate and attends the New York State AFL-CIO Cornell Union Leadership Institute.
Gross heads the William Floyd United Teachers local and is a longtime delegate to the NYSUT RA and the American Federation of Teachers convention.
The pair replace outgoing TRS representatives Jolene T. DiBrango, who was elected NYSUT executive vice president in April, and Tim Southerton, who retired at the end of the 2016–17 school year.
Paul Farfaglia, a teacher with the Jordan-Elbridge School District in Central New York and vice president of the Jordan- Elbridge Teachers Association, was re-elected to a fourth term on the board. David Keefe, a retired member of the Hempstead Classroom TA, is the board's retiree representative.