Meet some of our candidates

Bruce Rajswasser (VP, CTE)
Teaching 20 years, Specialties Entrepreneurship,Robotics.
Active in Robotics in the NYC/NJ Area. National Foundation for Teaching Entreprenuership Teacher of the Year, College of Staten Island Alumni Hall of Fame.
Chapter Leader, Tottenville

Francisco A. Peña (at large)
UFT Ex. Board Member
Former chapter leader at I.S.55 (two terms) Dist.23
Bil./Social Studies Teacher Lic.
Bil./Special Education Teacher Lic.
Field: Law
Currently I.S.61 Queens

Maria Ramos (at large)
Taught middle school, ESL Adult education 1972 victim of the big layoffs.
taught in North Carolina  middle school, bilingual education, migrant farmers and senior citizens..
returned to teach in elementary school in brooklyn.
became a school psychologist in 1996 until present.
Mother of two daughters who attended public schools in district 22 are now in Brown university and Brooklyn College.
exec board member of UFT at large,
delegate School Psychologists/Social Workers

Doug Haynes (high school)
UFT Exec. Bd.
UFT Negotiating Committee
UFT Action Committee
Teaching for 24 years.
Currently teacher of environmental science at Canarsie High School
Canarsie High School Executive Board

David Gurowsky (at large)
Former delegate (seven years) and Chapter Leader (six years) Adlai E. Stevenson High School
UFT Executive Board for three years.
Most important issue: the rights of ATRs.
Currently ATR at Herman Ritter Middle School

Jonathan Halabi (high school)
13 year math teacher
8 year Chapter Leader
former Executive Board, Assoc of Math Teachers of NY State
Current UFT Exec Board
Current Negotiating Committee
Co-Chair New Action Caucus
High School of American Studies at Lehman College

David Kaufman (at large)
35-year JHS/MS teacher of science,
Former 24.5 year Chapter Leader
Currently a member of the UFT Executive Board,
Co-Chair of the UFT Action Committee,a member of the UFT’s Organizing Committee
A co-founder and co-chair of New Action Caucus.
My favorite ice cream flavor…..

Michael Shulman (at large)
36 year high school veteran.
Now retired.
Former UFT VP Academic HS.
Current UFT Exec. Bd. member.
Current member of UFT Negotiation Comm,
UFT Action Comm.,
Co-chair of UFT Organizing Comm.
Co-chair, New Action Caucus

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