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Baldwin High School Senior, Brendan Kaminski, Speaks at NYSUT Convention

Encourages Teachers to Continue Their Important Work

Brendan Kaminski, a senior at Baldwin Senior High School, was inspired by – and inspiring to – today’s convention attendees. An aspiring teacher, Kaminski founded the Baldwin HS Future Educators of America club his sophomore year and will start Yale University in the fall.

During his address, Kaminski delighted the attendees with his recollections about making worksheet packets for his twin sister and begging his fifth grade teacher to bring his social studies textbook to the playground so he could regale his classmates with stories about the American Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase.

He acknowledged that the education field has taken some blows in recent years, but he urged the assembled educators to remember what drove them to the field in the first place.

“Even during the hardest days of your career, when it seems like no one is listening, when it seems like your advocacy is futile, remember that myself and a group of other future educators are following in your footsteps, because of the example you set,” Kaminski said.