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School Secretaries Awards Soiree 2024

Members of the UFT School Secretaries Chapter, together with their families and friends, gathered on June 7 at Shanker Hall for the 37th annual School Secretaries Awards Soiree to celebrate their chapter’s outstanding honorees and the work that school secretaries do to create safe, welcoming school communities.

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Women showing enthusiasm

As her colleagues cheer, school secretary Marie Bain, an honoree from IS 366 in Brooklyn, dances down the aisle to accept her award.

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Two women standing by awards photos

School secretary Patricia Peltier (left) of PS 241 in Brooklyn celebrates with UFT School Secretaries Chapter Leader Sheryl Pender after accepting her award.

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Group poses for camera

School secretary Jamilah Hamilton (center), of Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School in Queens, celebrates with her family.

Erica Berger
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Women enthusiastically marching on a congo line

Attendees wind through Shanker Hall in a conga line.

Erica Berger
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Many generations of women and a man pose for camera

Rosemarie Cortijo, a school secretary at PS 519 in Brooklyn, smiles for the camera with her family after receiving the Annette Carlucci Award.

Erica Berger
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Two women hugging each other

School secretary Lynn Sanders-Allen, an honoree from Bronx Haven HS, cries happy tears as she hugs a friend who showed up to surprise her as she received her award.

Erica Berger
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Micheal Mulgrew stands at a podium with a welcome screen behind him

UFT President Michael Mulgrew addresses the attendees.

Erica Berger
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Group photo of women sitting and standing around a table

Enjoying the program are UFT members from PS 274 in the Bronx (from left) Jackie Pastor, honoree Noemi Espaillat, Carolina Zapata Flores, Rosa Villatora and Jordan M. Colomer

Erica Berger
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Image
Women showing enthusiasm

As her colleagues cheer, school secretary Marie Bain, an honoree from IS 366 in Brooklyn, dances down the aisle to accept her award.

Erica Berger
Image
Two women standing by awards photos

School secretary Patricia Peltier (left) of PS 241 in Brooklyn celebrates with UFT School Secretaries Chapter Leader Sheryl Pender after accepting her award.

Erica Berger
Image
Group poses for camera

School secretary Jamilah Hamilton (center), of Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School in Queens, celebrates with her family.

Erica Berger
Image
Women enthusiastically marching on a congo line

Attendees wind through Shanker Hall in a conga line.

Erica Berger
Image
Many generations of women and a man pose for camera

Rosemarie Cortijo, a school secretary at PS 519 in Brooklyn, smiles for the camera with her family after receiving the Annette Carlucci Award.

Erica Berger
Image
Two women hugging each other

School secretary Lynn Sanders-Allen, an honoree from Bronx Haven HS, cries happy tears as she hugs a friend who showed up to surprise her as she received her award.

Erica Berger
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Micheal Mulgrew stands at a podium with a welcome screen behind him

UFT President Michael Mulgrew addresses the attendees.

Erica Berger
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Group photo of women sitting and standing around a table

Enjoying the program are UFT members from PS 274 in the Bronx (from left) Jackie Pastor, honoree Noemi Espaillat, Carolina Zapata Flores, Rosa Villatora and Jordan M. Colomer

Erica Berger

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