School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York
Dutchess • Orange • Putnam • Rockland • Sullivan • Ulster • Westchester
SLMSSENY is a professional organization comprised of school library media specialists in southeastern New York. We are one of eight regional affiliates of the School Librarians Section of the New York Library Association.
The 2020-2021 SLMSSENY Representatives are:
Melissa Iamonico - President
Kelsey Cohen - President Elect
Dara Berkwits: Immediate Past-President
Dann Kenefick - Treasurer
Jenna Thorn - Secretary
Melissa Iamonico: SSL Region III Coordinator
Sara Haynes - Sullivan County Rep
Sari Grandstaff - Ulster County Rep
Open: Orange County Rep
Open: Rockland County Rep
Amanda Ingalls: Dutchess County Rep
Teka McCabe: Putnam/Northern Westchester County Rep
Kelsey Cohen: Southern Westchester County Rep
Sharon Wiggins- Scholarship, Grants, Awards Chair
Maegan Rose - Private School Liaison
Rebecca Gerald - School Library System Director Liaison
Melissa Heckler - Advocacy
Susan Polos - Advocacy
Teka McCabe - Membership
Elizabeth Blye - Teacher Liaison
Terri Sudol -Technology
Dear SLMSENNY Members,
We regret to inform you that we have to cancel this year’s Spring Symposium event. The current situation in New York and the rest of the country has made it impossible for us to hold the event in June. Therefore, we’re looking for a time to celebrate our Rip Van Winkle Award winner, Thahhnà Lai, along with the 2021 winner, in the future. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you were already registered for the event you'll receive a separate email with information about refunds.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York. Stay safe and well.
Dara Berkwits, President
Melissa Iamonico, Event Committee Chair
Teka McCabe, Event Committee
Jenna Thorn, Event Committee
Congratulations to the 2020 SLMSSENY Award Winners!
Bea Griggs Award:
Danielle Dyroff, Little Britain Elementary School
Matthew Spicehandler, SUNY Albany
Jo Ann Kraus, Arlington Central School District
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