Lee CutlerAFT Vice President
Lee Cutler was elected secretary-treasurer of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in 2008. Before being elected to this position, Cutler served as president of the Nanuet Teachers Association for 11 years.
A middle-school English/language arts (ELA) teacher for more than 24 years in the Nanuet, Marlboro and Tarrytown school districts, Cutler developed an ELA curriculum based around civil rights and social justice issues.
Early in his career, Cutler worked as a teaching assistant in The Walkabout, an alternative Board of Cooperative Educational Services high school program modeled after Outward Bound. Cutler was a leader and eventually a director for Children's International Summer Villages, where he brought groups of children to international villages in both Denmark and France.
Cutler has been an adjunct professor in the Humanistic and Multicultural Education Graduate Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Cutler served as president of the Hudson/Catskill Central Labor Council and was a member of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation executive board. He has served as a chair or co-chair of numerous NYSUT committees and task forces.
A graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz, Cutler is certified in both elementary education and secondary English/language arts. He also holds a Master of Professional Studies in Humanistic Education and a Master of Science—both from SUNY New Paltz.
As secretary-treasurer, Cutler coordinates the social justice agenda for NYSUT.