Another School Year Begins

The R-UTN wishes all our in-service colleagues an exceptional school year!

The instructor said: Go home and write
a page tonight. And let that page come out of you –
Then, it will be true.

from Theme for English B by Langston Hughes

Sad News

It is with great sadness that we share the untimely death of Jake Wnuk (37) , son of East Northport retired teachers Susan and Bruce Wnuk. Jake was killed in a tragic accident on August 6, 2023 near his home in Texas. He is survived by his his loving parents, sister and his wife Meghan and their two young children. 

Condolences may be sent to Susan and Bruce Wnuk, 17350 Sunset Ranch Drive, Montgomery, TX 77316. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family and can be linked HERE.

Sad News

Mary Robitaille, retired Northport health teacher, passed away on August 18 at the age of 91. Visitation at Nolan’s Funeral Home on Monday, August 21 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Main Street, Northport.

Sad News

Rolf Herwerth, retired Northport High School Social Studies teacher, passed away on July 31, 2023 at 88 years of age. He is survived by his daughter father of Linda (Chris) Reed, son Ted Herwerth and grandson Christopher Reed.

R-UTN members with memories of Rolf they wish to share can email Please keep your commemorative brief and include your name and former school.

It’s Newsletter, Membership and Picnic Time

It’s August, time for an issue of the R-UTN newsletter, and time for R-UTN members to renew their yearly memberships. Members will be receiving a membership form in the mail with the August newsletter, or they can download a copy from the website. And, for the first time, members can submit their membership form online and pay dues with the money transfer app, Zelle.

Our Annual Picnic will be held on Thursday, September 21. For more information, visit the Events Page.

When paying online using Zelle, send dues to our email address: RETIREDNORTHPORTTEACHERS@GMAIL.COM, then submit the online form.

*Please note: The online membership form is a GoogleDoc and you need a Google account for access.