Ruth Miller began teaching in the early 1940s and taught kindergarten at PS 79 in Whitestone, Queens, from the beginning of the 1950s until her retirement in 1987.
Joseph Cummings was a UFT member for more than 20 years, most recently teaching social studies and economics at Murry Bergtraum HS in Manhattan.
Patrice Jordan was a UFT member for over 25 years, working as an English teacher at Morris Intermediate School in Staten Island from the early 1970s until her retirement in 1991.
Norman Pape began teaching in 1962 at PS 99 in Manhattan and retired from Manhattan’s Academy of Environmental Science in 1996.
Richard Paris was a physical education teacher by trade and a UFT member for 40 years, working at McKinley JHS 259 and Shallow IS 227, both in Brooklyn.
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.