Ms. Chetney is one of three teacher members on the 10-member Retirement Board. She was appointed to the Board by the New York State Education Commissioner in July 2019 to fill the unexpired term of Paul J. Farfaglia, who retired from teaching. She serves on the Disability Review committee.
A graduate of SUNY Oswego with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education, Ms. Chetney has taught in the Baldwinsville Central School District since 1992, serving as an English teacher in all but one of those years. She has permanent certifications in both elementary education and English grades 7-12. A long-time NYSTRS delegate, Ms. Chetney has served as president of the Baldwinsville Teachers’ Association since 2009. Previously, she served as her local union’s vice president and secretary.
Ms. Chetney is also co-president of the Onondaga County Teachers’ Association. In addition, she has served New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in several capacities, including working as a member of the NYSUT Pension and Retirement Committee, the NYSUT Policy Committee and the Committee of 100.