What I do

September 7, 2017

What I Do: Robert Otero, audiologist

An educational audiologist serving District 75 and community schools in Brooklyn, Robert Otero ensures all students can hear their teachers loud and clear.

June 1, 2017

What I do: Liz Galvin, IEP teacher

Liz Galvin at PS 46 on Staten Island is tasked with identifying and addressing learning issues before students are referred for evaluation for special education.

April 6, 2017

What I do: Bernice Springer-Richards, school social worker

A decade as a school social worker has only strengthened Bernice Richards’ belief that no student is beyond saving — certainly not while she’s on the case.

February 2, 2017

What I do: Catherine Cirillo, supervisor of physical therapists

A senior supervisor to 60 school-based physical therapists in the Bronx, Catherine Cirillo inspires in her team something bosses rarely receive: respect and loyalty.

December 1, 2016

What I do: Janet Carter, school nurse

Janet Carter works at PS 107 in Flushing, Queens, where she provides vital support for students, including those with special medical needs.

October 6, 2016

What I do: Dalmarie Jones, residential specialist for United Cerebral Palsy of NYC

Dalmarie Jones and 700 other UFT members employed by United Cerebral Palsy of NYC work round the clock with cognitively and physically challenged children and adults, teaching skills to help them lead independent and quality lives.

July 7, 2016

What I Do: Valencia Edwards, teacher, Lorge School

Valencia Edwards has spent her 16-year career at the Lorge School, a non-public special education school in Chelsea with students who range in age from 5 to 21.

May 5, 2016

What I Do: Althea Hunter, school secretary

Althea Hunter is the school secretary for the principal, payroll and procurement at Fordham Academy for Leadership and Technology. After 29 years working in schools, she still loves her job.

March 3, 2016

What I Do: Peter Chang, hearing education related-service provider

For 13 years, Peter Chang has worked as a Hearing Education Related Service provider, helping hearing impaired and profoundly deaf students in Manhattan schools find their voices.

January 7, 2016

What I Do: Donna Korol, adult education teacher

Donna Koral has taught adult education and ESL for 29 years, the last seven teaching mostly Hispanic adults in a church community center in Williamsburg.

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