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3 functional chapters elect new leaders

New York Teacher

Three of the UFT's functional chapters recently elected new chapter leaders. The new officers are:

  • Ardell J. Long-Temple, Education Officers and Analysts Chapter
  • Alphonsus Obaji, Lab Specialists Chapter
  • Raquel Sepulveda, Hearing Education Services Chapter
Ardell J. Long-Temple

Ardell J. Long-Temple,
Education Officers and Analysts Chapter Leader

Alphonsus Obaji - Lab Specialists Chapter Leader Headshot

Alphonsus Obaji,
Lab Specialists Chapter Leader

Raquel Sepulveda

Raquel Sepulveda,
Hearing Education Services Chapter Leader

These members are replacing elected chapter leaders who, for a variety of reasons, did not finish their terms of office. The three new chapter leaders will serve the remainder of the three-year term, which ends June 30, 2021.

UFT functional chapters represent members whose common bond is the job's function or title — such as guidance counselors, school secretaries or school nurses — as opposed to a school or worksite. Chapter leaders advocate for the common concerns of their chapter members and help them resolve grievances or workplace issues.

School-based functional chapter members belong to both the school chapter and the appropriate functional chapter.

Learn more about the different UFT chapters.