CSA Hosts School Leaders and Union Leaders From Around The Nation
On April 12th and 13th, CSA hosted AFSA’s President’s Council Meeting at 40 Rector Street and welcomed school and union leaders from around the country. On Friday morning, the group toured PS 84 Jose de Diego School, under the leadership of Principal Sereida Rodriguez and Assistant Principal Christina Rosario, to learn about the NEST program in NYC schools. In the afternoon, they heard from speaker Polly Patrick, a Senior Instructional and Leadership Consultant at ICLE, Vincent Alvarez, the president of the NYC Central Labor Council, as well as CSA’s Political Director Gabe Gallucci and Assistant Political Director Herman Merritt on how to build a political and legislative program. On Saturday, CSA’s Executive Director of Operations Erminia Claudio joined a panel entitled, “Supporting Your Members and Running Your Local,” and the participants were also provided valuable information on retiree outreach as well as launching a new website for their local.