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Trachtenberg Award

“I celebrate myself,” the opening line of Walt Whitman’s famous poem “Song of Myself,” might serve as a reminder to UFT chapters that it’s time for them to celebrate themselves, to blow their own horns.

The UFT celebrates the accomplishments of its chapters, the heart and soul of the UFT, at Teacher Union Day each fall.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Trachtenberg Awards.

Bronx

District School Chapter leader
7 South Bronx Academy for Applied Media James Council
9 PS 70 Thomas Conaboy
10 PS 306 Una Morgan
11 PS 83 Roseanna Ayala
11 PS/MS 194 Kaitlyn Stoltze
12 PS 211 Andrew Villafane
72 Bronx Academy of Letters Jake Thomas
72 DeWitt Clinton HS Rafael Erazo

Brooklyn

District School Chapter leader
13 PS 270 Joyce Garcia Wingfield
14 IS 318 James Woodbury
16 MS 35 Marie Pelzer
18 PS/IS 66 Maria Gallo
19 PS 346 Jaclyn Morales
19 PS 108 John Rini
20 PS 200 Miriam Carroll
20 PS/IS 30 Joshua Houston
21 PS 99 Susan Deasy
21 PS 101 Kristie Sesny
23 PS/IS 137 Rena Shephard
32 PS 116 Adam Shapiro
73 HS for Medical Professions Kathleen Matysik
73 Brooklyn Academy of Science & the Environment Latoya Lebby
76 Science Skills Center HS Clifton Floyd
76 Secondary School for Journalism Deirdre Quinn

Manhattan

District School Chapter leader
1 University Neighborhood HS Emily Blatt
1 PS 15 Donnamarie Fiscina
2 PS 347 Michael Nappi
2 M971 Ron Thomas
4 PS 146 Kisha Shoulders
4 PS 112 Jessica Roach
5 PS 175 Tanya Pragados

Queens

District School Chapter leader
24 PS 91 Rebecca Murphy
24 PS 14 Tari Russo
24 PS 12 Jeffrey Matte
25 PS/MS 219 Jennifer Maier
26 PS/IS 266 Denise Palmeri
26 PS 186 Christina Tweksbury
27 PS 232 Thomas Krieger
27 PS 104 John Nolan
27 PS 56 Stefanie Weinstein-Podber
29 PS 131 Lisa LaMagra
29 PS 95 Sheryl Dixon
30 IS 10 Catherine Sarlo
77 Forest Hills HS Adam Bergstein
77 RFK HS Joseph Zingone
77 HS for Construction Trades, Engineering & Architecture Monique Lee
77 Queens HS of Teaching, Liberal Arts & the Sciences Laurie Kucic
77 John Bowne HS Melissa Alvarez

Staten Island

District School Chapter leader
31 PS 44 Jennifer Jiminez
76 CSI HS for International Studies Lena Cosentino

District 75

School Chapter leader
PS 75 Janet Turcios
PS 233 Sherwin Persaud
PS 37 Lorraine Ferrannini

District 79

School Chapter leader
Forsyth Satellite Academy Bryan Finnegan
Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day HS Geraldo Maldonado