R-UTN Welcomes 2021 Retirees

At the end of this school year, 75+ teachers, assistants and nurses will have entered the retiree ranks in our District. The R-UTN Executive Board extends a warm welcome!! 

Our Executive Board has had to make a few changes over the past difficult year. We canceled our annual luncheons and fall picnic, and our monthly meetings were held via Zoom. As you remember, our longtime, very devoted president, Frances LaDuca, passed away last August. As a result the Executive Board decided to move forward without an election of new officers at the present time. We will continue to do our best to work for our more than 400 members.

Additionally our Board involves volunteer members who work alongside the officers on various activities that keep our members informed and connected. Any current members and our 2021 retirees should feel free to attend the Zoom meetings. These take place once a month, in the late afternoon. To join us, please contact [email protected] for the next one, and you will receive a link for that meeting.

We look forward to seeing you, and welcome your involvement with open arms! The following is a list of retirees provided by the United Teachers of Northport.

2020 – 2021 School Year Retirees

What have our members been up to? Part 3

Dr. Renee O’Brien, Professor of Photography at SUNY Adirondack has been the Chair of the Technology Division during this academic year and next year will lead a newly created division as Chair for the Arts, Media and Culture Division. It’s an exciting venture for Renee who has been teaching at the college beginning part time in 1999. As life took another turn, she was hired in 2008 to move the analog photography program into a digital program. With the success of the photography and graphic arts program, she’s looking forward to facilitating this new interdisciplinary division.

Renee O’Brien
Photography Teacher, Northport High School