It's nice to feel special, especially if a role you have is often a thankless one. As a UFT Chapter Leader, I am responsible for any and all union-related issues at my school, as well as representing us at larger meetings called Delegate Assemblies. On August 30 we had a return-to-school chapter leader training which was a lot of information crammed into only a little bit of time. The very nice thing was to be welcomed with open arms and given a very nice breakfast and lunch. While it was a lot of time and ran long, it was still well worth it. Thanks, UFT! I look forward to engaging more in the new school year!
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!