March/April 2019 Issue
March 02, 2019

Three cheers to SRP Recognition Day contest winners

Source: NYSUT United
Caption: From left, Elizabeth O’Connor, Marianne Hawryluk and Lori Quinn, all members of the Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and SRPs, sport their personalized umbrellas — gifts from their local union. Photo provide

Congratulations to the Ossining Support Staff Association and the Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and SRPs. Both local unions were recognized for their celebrations honoring School-Related Professionals.

“We received so many entries for this year’s contest,” said NYSUT Vice President Paul Pecorale. “The creativity and planning involved show that SRPs throughout the state are valued — and made the selection very difficult.”

The two winners will receive a two-for-one admission to the Oct. 4–6, 2019 SRP Leadership Conference in Saratoga Springs, valued at more than $300.

The Ossining Support Staff Association, led by Rhonda Harrell, delivered Mylar balloon-festooned goodie baskets to eight different buildings. There were other edible treats and decorations at each location, including sidewalk chalk greetings and a thank you video from district administrators.

The Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and SRPs, led by Sheryl Baker-Delano, created personalized “RVF SRP Essential to Education” umbrellas along with a sticker and a note to let each SRP know the union “always has you covered.”

The Onteora Teachers Association, led by Michael Via, received an honorable mention for celebrating the Onteora Non-Teaching Employees Association members with breakfast trays and student-written thank you cards delivered to SRPs in seven buildings.