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Teachers Assigned Chapter Newsletter - June 2014

Another school year gone, and what a year! We have a new mayor and chancellor who respect us and are working with us to strengthen our school system and develop our profession. We have a new contract that gives us a greater voice in the schools, in our own professional development and in reducing unnecessary paperwork.

Now as the school year ends, we are making plans to add to and improve our chapter website. Please keep an eye on it. Let me know too of any items or information you would like to see posted on our website.

As your chapter leader, I am here for you. You can email me anytime at

Thank you for your dedication to your profession and our union.

Have a wonderful summer!


Nadine G. Reis
Teachers Assigned Chapter Leader

Spread the word: Sign up for UFT emails!

Take a moment to tell your colleagues to sign up to receive UFT emails! Signing up just takes a minute and it is critically important to make sure our members get timely news that concerns our chapter, including on professional development. Tell your colleagues to sign up now.

Who are our chapter representatives?

I want to make sure you know that in addition to the position of chapter leader, our chapter is represented by two delegates, each with a unique perspective and area of expertise. Lynne Kilroy is coordinator of the Peer Intervention Program and Sheila Laval Friedman is the Victim Support Program coordinator in the Manhattan borough office.

Our diverse chapter

Our chapter has about 425 members currently, with different titles and sets of responsibilities. Our assignments include:

  • Committees on Special Education
  • Children First Network
  • Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support
  • Peer Intervention Program

Professional development for next year

Did you receive and complete our survey on professional development? Don’t worry if you did not. I hope to come back to you again either over the summer or in early fall to seek more information from you about the kinds of PD you want.

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