Rafaela Burgos began a 30-year career as a UFT member at PS 154 in the Bronx, eventually retiring from PS 41 in Staten Island.
Marsha Moed was a UFT member for 24 years, most recently as a principal’s secretary and office manager.
Suzanne Rettig was a UFT member for 10 years, most recently as a paraprofessional working in special education.
Florence Washington was a UFT member for 30 years, most recently as a teacher’s assistant at IS 52 in the Bronx.
Jonathan Priess was a social worker at Canarsie HS and Franklin K. Lane HS in Brooklyn and a UFT member for 20 years.
Barry Berk was a UFT member for 37 years, beginning his career at Junior High School 54 in Manhattan and, after teaching at two other schools, reached retirement as a social studies teacher at the Bronx High School of Science.
Martin Plotkin was a UFT member for nearly 50 years, most recently serving as the UFT's District 6 representative in Washington Heights.
Judith Rosenberg was a 1st-grade teacher at PS 207 in Howard Beach, Queens, for 22 years.
Marion Silton was an educator for many years, most recently working as the acting assistant principal of administration and organization on an interim basis at John Bowne HS in Queens.