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What I do
What I do | November 14, 2013 >>
Danielle O’Connell has been a Hearing Education Services teacher for eight years, the last seven in a self-contained classroom of 12 children in grades 3-5 at P4 at PS 109 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
What I do | September 26, 2013 >>
Mary Murphy has been a certified teacher in the Living for the Young Family through Education program for 17 years. Since last year, she’s been at Port Richmond HS in Staten Island. LYFE provides child care for teen parents enrolled in high school or the GED program and helps them learn parenting skills as well.
What I do | June 27, 2013 >>
Diane Betancourt has been an attendance teacher for seven years, first based at various community schools and for the past three years at District 75 schools PS 23 and PS 233 in Queens.
What I do | May 30, 2013 >>
Working at Little Red’s Elisabeth Irwin HS since 1968, this history teacher is part of the history of the famous 92-year-old progressive private school in Greenwich Village whose members are represented by the UFT.
What I do | May 2, 2013 >>
A special education achievement coach and a member of the Teachers Assigned Chapter, Debra Tasioudis is one of about 400 UFT members who are former classroom teachers based at DOE offices, where they work in a support capacity for schools.
What I do | March 21, 2013 >>
A school aide dreaming of being a school secretary since 1992, Doreen Berrios-Castillo got her license, became a secretary in 2004 and has been at Manhattan’s PS 102 for two years.
What I do | February 14, 2013 >>
Since 1982, Edelstein has been a preschool teacher for special needs children at the private, nonprofit Block Institute in Brooklyn.
What I do | January 17, 2013 >>
Working in the city’s public schools as a speech therapist for 29 years, Robinson has spent the last eight at PS 92 in Harlem.
What I do | December 6, 2012 >>
Working in the field of community health nursing for more than 15 years, Lombardi-Haire has been with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York for the past eight.
What I do | November 1, 2012 >>
Starting out as a special education teacher in 1993, Hernandez-Rosenberg became a guidance counselor in 2001 and works at IS 285 in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.
What I do | September 27, 2012 >>
For 10 years — the last three as UFT chapter leader of United Cerebral Palsy of NYC, Residences Chapter — Baucicault has worked at The Landings in Brooklyn’s Starrett City, where she helps adults with cerebral palsy living either in that residence or in their own homes.
What I do | June 28, 2012 >>
Starting her career in September 2011, White works at PS 536 at PS 102 in the Bronx, where she was elected chapter leader this June.
What I do | May 24, 2012 >>
Based at PS 140 in the Lower East Side and in charge of 14 downtown schools, Smaltz has been keeping children and adults safe for 26 years.
What I do | April 19, 2012 >>
Working with just one public health aide, McMorrow provides nursing services to nearly 1,900 students at IS 234 in Gravesend, Brooklyn.
What I do | March 22, 2012 >>
Teaching men and women over 18 who are in conflict with the criminal justice system, Byass belongs to a non-DOE chapter, the Consortium for Worker Education. This non-profit agency is an arm of the New York City Central Labor Council, created to provide all New Yorkers access to career training programs. His site is the Osborne Association in the Bronx.
What I do | February 23, 2012 >>
District 75 paraprofessional Peña has worked in hospital classrooms for nine years and currently works at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn.
What I do | January 19, 2012 >>
A physical therapist for 16 years, Bahr has been practicing at Manhattan’s PS 87 for five years and this year travels to neighboring PS 9 and PS 452 to work there as well.
What I do | November 24, 2011 >>
In her third year as a counselor, Sandoval currently works at the East New York Middle School of Excellence in Brooklyn.
What I do | October 27, 2011 >>
A 15-year member of the UFT’s Lab Specialists Chapter, Molinari, who works at Staten Island’s Curtis HS, talks about what she does in a typical school day and how she makes a difference.
What I do | September 22, 2011 >>
Howard Sandau, registered Nurse in the Surgical/Intensive Care Unit at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, and member of the Federation of Nurses/UFT, shares his work life providing care to patients who are critically injured, either from gunshot wounds or stabbings, or in critical condition from surgical emergencies.