Fergie Cantos, bilingual speech therapist
A bilingual speech therapist who “loves to talk,” Fergie Cantos helps students at P 186, a District 75 school in the Bronx, make themselves understood.
Anthony Rosario, community school director
At Hudson HS, a United Community School in Chelsea in Manhattan, Community School Director Anthony Rosario helps the school community address unmet needs through wraparound services.
Shanick Williams, school secretary
As a school secretary at PS 154 in Harlem, Shanick Williams provides support — and smiles — to administrators, staff and families.
Elizabeth Rivera, Lorge School teacher
Elizabeth Rivera has been teaching for 17 years at the Lorge School, a UFT-represented nonpublic, year-round school where teachers are represented by the UFT. The school serves students ages 5-21 who are diagnosed with learning disabilities, emotional disturbances or other health impairments.
Lucio Medina, Vision Education Services paraprofessional
As a paraprofessional in the Vision Education Services Chapter, which serves about 900 blind and visually impaired students citywide, Lucio Medina acts as a guide and advocate for the students he supports.
Lindsey Desmond, early childhood instructional coordinator
A member of the UFT's Teachers Assigned Chapter, Lindsey “Desi” Desmond provides targeted support to teachers and administrators who work with the city’s youngest students.