School visits

Members at Banana Kelly HS in the Bronx listen to a briefing from UFT President Jonathan FickiesMembers at Banana Kelly HS in the Bronx listen to a briefing from UFT President Michael Mulgrew on March 16.
Mulgrew and Janella Hinds (right), the UFT vice president for academic high schoJonathan FickiesMulgrew and Janella Hinds (right), the UFT vice president for academic high schools, recognize the cooperation between staff at Banana Kelly HS, including UFT Chapter Leader Christine Abellas (left) and Principal Asya Johnson.
Annalise Hylton, a candidate for the Big Apple Awards that salute excellence in Jonathan FickiesAnnalise Hylton, a candidate for the Big Apple Awards that salute excellence in teaching, is applauded by colleagues after her emotional testimony during the meeting.
Banana Kelly teachers listen intently as Mulgrew thanks them for their hard workJonathan FickiesBanana Kelly teachers listen intently as Mulgrew thanks them for their hard work and their understanding of how a school community must work together.
Guidance counselor Aurisis Peña speaks with a colleague following the after-schoJonathan FickiesGuidance counselor Aurisis Peña speaks with a colleague following the after-school visit. Peña said no staff member in the school wears only one hat.
First-year English as a new language teacher Jessica Mendez (left), who grew up Jonathan FickiesFirst-year English as a new language teacher Jessica Mendez (left), who grew up in the Longwood neighborhood and has returned to teach at Banana Kelly, does some work with colleague Ayla Horan before the meeting.
UFT Vice President Janella Hinds (right) talks to paraprofessional Sara QuinonesJonathan FickiesUFT Vice President Janella Hinds (right) talks to paraprofessional Sara Quinones about the good things going on at Banana Kelly HS.
UFT Chapter Leader Christine Abellas tells her fellow teachers, “Where on God’s Jonathan FickiesUFT Chapter Leader Christine Abellas tells her fellow teachers, “Where on God’s green earth do kids talk about homework? But they are talking about homework” here.
Martin Gloster (left), a first-year social studies teacher, along with other teaJonathan FickiesMartin Gloster (left), a first-year social studies teacher, along with other teachers and UFT staffers, listens as UFT President Michael Mulgrew shares experiences from early in his own teaching career.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew made a March 16 visit to Banana Kelly HS, a renewal school in the Longwood section of the South Bronx, to highlight the great strides being made there and to talk about the challenges ahead for public schools.

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