President’s Introduction

Sherrie Peat - President

Sherrie Peat – President

Sherrie has worked in the Shen school district since 1994. She became a Shop Steward and Grievance Rep to help resolve issues that were happening with her peers in the workplace. She became an officer in the Unit starting out as Secretary progressing to 2nd VP, 1st VP, Executive VP and currently President. During her tenure she has served on the Labor Management Committee and several other committees within the district. She has also been a member of the Negotiating Team having worked on a few contracts. She has worked with our Local 864 serving on the Social Committee and chairing it for one year.

Sherrie started working as a statistics clerk for NYS Dept of Conservation upon graduation and became a CSEA Rep at that time. Later as an EMT she joined the CPHM Volunteer Corps. She then became a Paramedic in Saratoga County’s first class of paramedics.  During her membership she was a training officer, 1st Lieutenant and the Corps Secretary.  Sherrie has continued her Community service being an active member of the Vischer Ferry Fire Company Auxiliary for over 25 years. She has held several different offices including President, VP, and Secretary and has served on various committees.

Sherrie and her husband Nels have resided in Clifton Park for more than 40 years. Her 3 children Rick, Staci and David graduated from Shenendehowa. They have blessed her and Nels with 4 beautiful grandchildren, 2 girls and 2 boys.


Barb Jones - Executive Vice President




Barbara Jones – Executive Vice President

Barb has worked in transportation as a school bus driver since 1987.  She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and prior to working for the district, she owned and operated a preschool in Clifton Park for 20 years.

She first served the Shen Unit as social committee chair (under then president Myrtle Majors) from 1987 to 1993.  in 1993, she ran for local office and won.  She served on the Saratoga County Educational Local Board for 12 years, as a treasurer, second vice president, first vice president and then president.  Barbara also served two years on the New York State CSEA Board of Directors.  In August 2003, Shenendehowa Vice President Ken Plummer passed away.  Barbara filled in for one year as the treasurer of the unit, and then in 2004 became vice president of the unit until the term ended in 2005.  Barbara was a part of the negotiation team that negotiated the July 1, 2005 to July 30, 2009 CSEA contract.  She has also chaired the membership committee, and attended many AFSCME conferences to obtain and share information with our local and unit.

Currently Barb is serving as one of the Vice Presidents, but also serves as Shop Steward & Grievance Representative throughout the district.  Barb and her husband reside in Clifton Park.






Bettina Morrissey – 1st Vice President

Bettina is a Secondary Monitor In High School West and has been with the District since 2001. She has been a Grievance Rep and Shop Steward since January of 2011. She has held various officer positions since 2012 and continues to serve as 1st Vice President. Her goal as is to help CSEA members to have a better work experience by assisting them with resolving work place issues.


Jeff DeMarco- 2nd Vice President

Jeff is a secondary monitor at High School West. He has been with the district since 2012. Jeff brings his experience with the Albany Police Officers Union to CSEA.






Sharon Tibbitts – Secretary

Sharon has worked as a special education aide since 2003. She currently works at Skano Elementary.  Sharon is married to Tom, has 3 children and resides in Halfmoon.  She has 3 grandchildren and another one on the way. Sharon serves as Shop Steward, Grievance Representative and Chairperson for the Social Committee


Ann Louden – Treasurer

Ann has worked in the Koda Library since 2007.  Prior to becoming Unit Treasurer, she served as PTA treasurer for two years at Skano Elementary, two years at Acadia Middle School and three years for the Shenendehowa Colorguard.   She is married and has two children who graduated from Shen.