Contact Us

Please send all personal, confidential, and sensitive messages to:

For messages that are not personal, confidential, or sensitive, please use the following email addresses:

Full-Time Union Office Staff:

ITA Administrative Assistant, Kathye Arrington,, 607-272-8950
  • Please contact Kathye directly to schedule appointments, report simple payroll/HR issues, change your address or other contact information, ask a question about ITA dues, and to request letters for leaves, resignations, retirements, etc.
ITA President, Kathryn Cernera,, 607-882-0406
  • Please contact Kathryn directly to help support with a problem, to discuss questions or concerns about any working conditions, and for general union business and questions.

School Year Office hours: 

  • 8:30-4:30 Monday-Thursday
  • 830-4:00 Friday
    • Note that the ITA Office is only open on School Days during the Academic Year

Other Union Officers

Committee Chairs

  • Professional Practices, Rights, and Responsibilities: David Isley,
  • Elections: Matt Fellman
  • Political Action/VOTE-COPE: Emily Snyder
  • Membership Services: Jacob Chapin
  • Legacy (Retirees): Jane Koestler & Iris Milich
  • Health and Safety: Arti Jewett
  • Social Justice: Rebecca Fisher

Committees Seeking Chairs

  • Community and Member Events
  • Solidarity
  • Negotiations

OUR NYSUT Delegates

Paula Berman, Kathryn Cernera, David Isley, 

NYSTRS Delegates

Susan Danskin, Maryse Gregoire, Robert Levine