March 13, 2013
CONNETQUOT TEACHER SELECTED FOR NYSUT LIFE HONOR ROLL AWARD
Ronkonkoma, NY --- Connetquot Teachers Association (CTA) President, Anthony Felicio, Jr., is proud to announce the selection of Mrs. Erica Martino-Lattuga as a recipient of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Association Life Honor Roll award. Felicio was notified by NYSUT Teachers (NYSUT) Association President Richard C. Iannuzzi that Martino-Lattuga has been “… recognized for her life-saving actions while on duty at Connetquot HS.”
As a result of her quick-thinking, she recognized that a student was having a seizure and had lost consciousness. Martino-Lattuga performed CPR on the student and was able to revive him, before paramedics arrived on the scene. At the time Erica was 6 ˝ months pregnant, and as a result of her intercession, experienced major complications, putting herself and the health of her unborn child in jeopardy.
Erica was put on complete bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy and, fortunately, this brave teacher and her baby are well. NYSUT has recognized Erica’s quick-thinking, and life-saving reactions during this potential crisis, by placing her name on the organization’s ‘Life Honor Roll’.
According to Felicio “Erica’s name will be inscribed on a plaque and displayed in the Suffolk NYSUT Regional office. Her name will also be scrolled during the NYSUT Representative Assembly, before 3,000 delegates, which will be held in Washington, DC, from April 11-13. Congratulations to Erica for her heroic efforts, and richly deserved recognition.”
CTA President Anthony Felicio, Jr., is proud to congratulate Erica Martino-Lattuga for receiving the NYSUT 'Life Honor Roll' Award.
(photo by Joseph Maniaci)