On Tuesday, October 17, the LUT was happy to welcome the newly elected President of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Melinda Person, for a visit to the Levittown School District.
Since her election last spring, Mrs. Person has been touring the state, visiting several local unions within the NYSUT organization. In September, LUT President, John Caulfield, was informed that Mrs. Person chose the Levittown School District as a stop on her tour.
Mrs. Person began her visit at Division Avenue High School where she visited English, photography and science classes, and watched a simulated court case in a trial law class. She then traveled to Wisdom Lane Middle School and spoke with the students and advisors of the Wisdom Lane Esports club. To close out her visit, Mrs. Person went to Levittown Memorial Education Center where she saw the district’s Outdoor Learning Center and sat in on a district School Climate Committee Meeting.
Recently, Melinda Person was featured in an episode of the Union Strong podcast, produced by NYSUT’s parent union, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). During the podcast, Mrs. Person talked about some of NYSUT’s top priorities for the 2023-24 school year. Mrs. Person also answered some questions about her background and offered some insight on how her personal life experiences inform her work as the President of NYSUT.
To this listen to the episode of the podcast with Melinda Person, as well as current and past episodes of the Union Strong podcast, click the link below:
The podcast with Mrs. Person can also be viewed as a YouTube video by clickling the link below:
Photo: NYSUT President, Melinda Person, at Levittown Memorial Education Center on her visit to the Levittown School District (L-R) PJ Terkoski, Nassau NYSUT Labor Relations Specialist; John Lipani, LUT Vice President for Political Action; Stephen Austin, LUT Treasurer; Melinda Person, NYSUT President; John Caulfield, LUT President; Todd Winch, Levittown Schools Superintendent; and Lee Gardner, LUT Vice President for Middle Schools.