The officers and the Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers selected Jane Conetta to receive NYSUT's Not for Ourselves alone Outstanding Leadership Award for 2004.

This lifetime achievement award honors those women who have provided, throughout their career significant service and leadership to their local and state affiliate, as well as to the American labor movement.

The Patchogue-Medford Community has been lucky to have Jane as our advocate and leader for so many years. Issues affecting the students and their education have always been first and foremost on her agenda. Jane has skillfully utilized the union position to continually improve the quality of education for children in the Patchogue-Medford School district. She has also always reached out to all NYSUT locals to work together to improve the education of children in all of New York State.

Jane received her award at this year's Representative Assembly held in New York City from March 25-27, 2004. CONGRATULATIONS JANE!