President, Rochester Teachers Association
Years in current role: 39
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?
Teachers are everyday heroes.
What’s been your biggest success?
Collaborating to make public schools more effective for all our students.
Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?
Albert Shanker, Deborah Meier, Linda Darling-Hammond.
What are your hopes for the Rochester community this year?
Increase the partnership between parents and teachers.
What do you do to unplug in your free time?
Time with grandchildren, reading, writing, chess.