A message from Bob Claps from the Amityville Teachers Association and Phil Barbara with the Sachem Central Teachers Association. On behalf of the 60,000 plus Teachers who call Long Island their home, we want to wish you all a Merry and Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year. Long Island has some of the best public schools in the nation. We are grateful for all the support the parents and community give all year round. Long Island Teachers, NYSUT teacher leaders in the community.