July/August 2019 Issue
June 21, 2019

Kudos: Recognizing NYSUT Members

Author: by Sylvia Saunders
Source: NYSUT United
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It’s an honor

Francois Barcomb, Hendrick Hudson Education Association, won the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament — along with its $100,000 prize. Barcomb, a physics teacher, beat 14 teachers from across the country to take the top prize. The finals came down to three educators with ties to New York State.

Several members received awards from the Suffolk School Library Media Association. Winners are: Timothy Horan, Hauppauge Teachers Association; Michelle Robinson, Smithtown TA; Shannon Alexander, Middle Island TA; Anne Bean, West Islip TA; and Mary Charters, Mattituck- Cutchogue TA.

Henry Padron, Rochester TA retiree, has opened an independent children’s bookstore in Rochester. Hipocampo Children’s Books celebrated its grand opening April 20, carrying literature to celebrate the languages and cultures of the city. For more information, visit www.hipocampochildrensbooks.com.

In print

Librarians Alice Robinson, a member of the West Babylon TA, and Jennifer Freedman, TA of Lindenhurst, coauthored an article in the May/June 2019 issue of Knowledge Quest magazine. “School Librarians Level Up: Transform Your Teaching by Unpacking the AASL Standards Framework and Implementing Shared Foundation V: Explore” is available at knowledge quest.aasl.org.

Helene Verin, a member of the United College Employees at FIT, published Arsho Baghsarian: A Life in Shoes. It shares the story of a woman who is regarded as “one of the most important shoe designers of the mid- to latetwentieth century.” Baghsarian worked behind the scenes to create designs for famous men’s labels, including Christian Dior, Andrew Geller and Stuart Weitzman. The book is available from Schiffer Publishing at www.schiffer books.com/arsho-baghsarian-a-lifein-shoes-6641.html.

“Kudos!” recognizes the accomplishments of NYSUT members. Have good news you’d like to share? Email united@ nysutmail.org; include “Kudos!” in the subject line.

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