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Local 4098 Member of the Month
February 2024

Charlene Marshall

Charlene Marshall has been a member of the Federation since she began her career as a Paraeducator in the Springfield Public Schools on August 23, 2019.  She currently works at the High School of Science and Technolgy and was nominated by co-worker, Cathy Turgeon.

Cathy Turgeon writes, “Charlene deserves to be honored because she is the epitomy of "giving it your all"! She splits her time between the 2 Life Skills classes at SciTech (A-day in one room, B-day in the other). If we're short staffed, she picks up the slack without hesitation. Our students appreciate her positivity and willingness to help as do the Life Skills teachers. She would be an awesome choice for Member of the Month.”

“ It takes a special person to work with special needs and Charlene is one of them. She takes care of the kids like her own. She does everything she can do to help them and be there for them at all times. Also if a person goes beyond her duties is Charlene. I am also proud to call her my friend.” writes Diorana Delgado

Carmen Osorio-Rodriguez writes,  “I would like to nominate Charlene  Marshall for member of the month, because Charlene is on employee that goes above and beyond for her students. She is a hard worker and always has a positive attitude. She has a very kind heart and we are glad to her here at Sci-tech.”

“Charlene is an amazing person always goes above and beyond for her students and staff. She is caring, kind hearted, she puts her students needs above anything. She is reliable and dependable paraprofessional with excellent work ethics.” writes Dorcas Torres
“Charlene has such an amazing heart. She has been such a blessing for all of us at the high school of sci-tech. She is always willing to help everyone with no question. This includes staying after work to help place students on their buses. I can write so much more but words cannot express how amazing of a woman she is to us all. May the lord continue to bless her.” writes Maria Figueroa.

Congratulations Charlene and thank you for Making A Difference 🎉

#ParasRock #ProudParas #RespectUsRepectOurWork


National Paraprofessional 

April 3, 2024

Wondering about your member benefits?  Check these out!

Springfield Federation of Paraprofessionals 
Local 4098
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

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Please be advised that a change has been made to the school calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Professional Development Day scheduled for Friday, January 5th has been changed to Tuesday, March 5th. Please note this change to the calendar schedule.  

Revised copy of the school year calendar. 

Updated compensation calendar

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The Annual BTU Paraprofessional Conference will take place on April 6, 2024 at the Boston Teacher Union 180 Mount Vernon Street, Dorcester MA  02125 beginning at 8:30 am.  Please click on the poster for the registration link. 

Topics include:

Knowing and enforcing your rights

Mental Health and Wellness

PSRP Bill of Right with Ed Markey

PSRP Empowerment

Tai Chi

and more

Lunch will be served.  A $20.00 refundable deposit is required.  You may either send a check with you registration form or pay via Paypal. If you choose to send a check it will not be cashed and wil be returned to you when you attend the conference. If you choose to pay via Paypal, your deposit will be returned via Paypal after you attend the conference. 

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Nominate a Local 4098 Member to be the Member of the Month


Do you know a member of our unit who goes above and beyond?  Would you like to nominate that person for recognition within our local? 


We would like to acknowledge a single member of our unit on a monthly basis for their contributions to our members and our local.  


Use this link to nominate a member and tell us a little about why you think we should recognize them as the "Local 4098  Member of the Month ". 

You can watch the School Committee Meetings live on Comcast-Channel 9 in Springfield or on YouTube on the Focus Springfield Channel Focus Springfield Community TV - YouTube

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Springfield Federation of Paraprofessionals

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