Steering Committee Members and Advisors

Labor & Legal Advisors:

Michael Sussman, Esq., Sussman & Associates

Mary Holland, Esq. – General Counsel for Children’s Health Defense

John Gilmore, Executive Director Autism Action Network

Joe Mugivan, Retired NYC Teacher, legendary whistleblower

**Labor & Legal Advisors are not members of the TEACHERS FOR CHOICE Steering Committee or caucus, nor do they have a direct say or vote into the workings of our union caucus. The opinions and actions of TEACHERS FOR CHOICE do not necessarily reflect the opinions and actions of our Labor & Legal Advisors, and vice versa.

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Steering Committee

NY Teachers For Choice has formed a steering committee which holds all of the voting and decision making power of our caucus. As new members join their names, cities and unions will be listed on this page. Any educator that is a part of any New York union can join. If you are an out-of-state educator please contact us as we are soon to be expanding nationwide. If you wish to join our steering committee please email us at nyteachersforchoice @gmail.com

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Michael Kane, Queens, NY: United Federation of Teachers (UFT/AFT)

Renee Lucca, Staten Island, NY: United Federation of Teachers (UFT/AFT)

Vicki Savini, Balton Spa, NY: (NYSUT)

Caterina Gelardi, Brooklyn, NY: United Federation of Teachers (UFT/AFT)

Jessica Anderson, Queens, NY: United Federation of Teachers (UFT/AFT)

Bonnie Skala Kiladitis, QueensNY, United Federation of Teachers (UFT/AFT)

Kate W., Western New York: Clarence Teachers Association (CTA/NYSUT)

Dennison Joyce, Brooklyn, NY: United Federation of Teachers (UFT/AFT)

Monique G., Suffolk County, NY: United Federation of Teachers (UFT/AFT)

Garret Ramirez, Queens, NY: United Federation of Teachers (UFT/AFT)

Crystal Bozeman-Palacio Brooklyn, NY: Teacher

Anthony Bloch, Queens, NY: United Federation of Teachers (UFT)

Kimberly Plush, Suffolk County, NY (NYSUT)

3 thoughts on “Steering Committee Members and Advisors

  1. Thank you so much for all your efforts on behalf of teachers!

    I am not at all comfortable with submitting to the mandatory Covid testing that is scheduled to begin in the very near future.

    I know it has been stated that any teacher who does not consent to the Covid testing will have to go out on an unpaid leave.

    Is this indeed still the case?

    Will this be enforced?

    Thanks in advance, Maria Vasiliou (NYC public school teacher)

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    1. Yes Maria, for NYC public school teachers if you refuse to take the in-school COVID test the UFT (our union, that is supposed to protect us) has threatened to place the teacher on unpaid leave. Will this actually happen? Is it a bluff? We don’t know. I do know teachers and educators who are going to refuse, and we are currently talking to lawyers about what options they will have. Please stay in touch with us, and email us at nyteachersforchoice@gmail.com so we can get you more involved with us and our steering committee.

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