Monday, October 19, 2020
Due to the retirement of three Building Representatives last spring, and circumstances that have arisen due to the district's COVID-19 reopening plan, the Levittown United Teachers will have five new Building Representatives this year.
Diane Furlong is returning to a Building Representative role at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School. Diane is in her 31st year of teaching. She started her career at MacArthur High School after doing her student teaching with former LUT President, Therese Rogers.
Tara Miller has been a member of the LUT for 20 years. Tara will be a Building Representative this year at Salk Middle School. Prior to working at Salk, Tara taught Science at Division Avenue High School from 2000-2017.
In our other middle school, Wisdom Lane, David Radtke will be taking on a Building Representative position. David is well known for his teaching at Wisdom Lane and his impressive career as a coach at Division Avenue High School.
This year, Levittown Schools has assigned over 30 elementary school teachers to teach fully remote to students whose parents have chosen the full remote option for their children. This makes our remote learning elementary school the third largest elementary school in our district. As a result of having so many remote teachers and students, the LUT Executive Board has voted to make a few Building Representative changes.
Summit Lane Building Representative, Laurette Nally, has been assigned as a Remote Learning School Building Representative to support the needs of our fully remote teachers. In order to fill Laurette Nally's in-school assignment, Maureen McLaughlin has been appointed as a Building Representative at Summit Lane Elementary School.
Maureen has been teaching in the Levittown district for 32 years, working for her first 2 years at Abbey Lane and the remaining 30 years at Summit Lane. Maureen has served as a Building Representative in the past. This year, Maureen is teaching special education Kindergarten.
Because our remote elementary school has over 30 LUT members, our union constitution requires the LUT to assign a second Building Representative to service those union members. At the Executive Board meeting on Wednesday, September 30, Kathleen Regan was nominated and appointed by the Executive Board as the second Building Representative for our remote elementary school.
Kathleen has worked in the Levittown Public Schools for 21 years. She has taught both first and second grade at Abbey Lane Elementary School for all of those years.
The LUT welcomes all 5 of our new Building Representatives. The remote elementary school Building Representatives will serve for this school year. The other 3 Building Representatives are serving one-year terms and will be up for re-election in the spring of 2021.