NYSUT Communications |
Saturday April 29 2023 2:36 PM

Melinda Person elected NYSUT president

NYSUT delegates elected Melinda Person to a three-year term as president at the union’s 51st Representative Assembly.

Person ascends to the presidency after serving as NYSUT executive director and political director.

In these roles, she worked alongside outgoing president Andy Pallotta to spearhead NYSUT political and legislative activism. President-elect Person developed the Pipeline Project to help our members get elected to the halls of power; launched the Member Organizing Institute and Member Action Center; and saw NYSUT active in local, state and national elections to push pro-education, pro-public-school candidates.

As NYSUT president, Person vows to create learning environments where students and educators can thrive; ensure our members’ professions are enticing, sustainable career choices; and grow the strength, size and power of our union.

The Guilderland native and mother of four is a career advocate for high-quality, equitable public education and respect for the education profession. As she takes the reigns, she promises to continue to deliver for NYSUT members, our students and those we serve.