May/June 2022 Issue
April 16, 2022

Sandie Carner-Shafran, a lifetime of activism and leadership

Source: NYSUT United
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Whether she’s volunteering at a drive-thru food bank, making masks for frontline workers, helping establish a women’s committee in her local, or helping to deliver truckloads of books to local school children, Sandie Carner-Shafran, Saratoga Adirondack BOCES Employees Association, is the consummate unionist.

Fellow members know that her leadership is something they can count on, and that she’s devoted to improving her profession, her community and her union.

A NYSUT Board member, Carner- Shafran’s other union roles have included serving as a NYSUT Retiree Advisory Committee member, serving on NYSUT’s School-Related Professionals Advisory Committee and serving on the AFT’s Program and Policy Council. Carner-Shafran is also a policy board member for the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center.

Her lifetime of service hasn’t gone unnoticed. She’s received the prestigious AFT Albert Shanker Pioneer Award, NYSUT’s SRP of the Year Award and now the NYSUT Legacy Award, thanks to the gratitude of SABEA members.

“Sandie, we cannot thank you enough for all your years of service and support,” said Jo James, SABEA president. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to honor you!” To honor an in-service or retiree activist from your area, visit