Ms. Buck was elected in 2017 as one of three active teachers on the 10-member NYSTRS Board. She serves on the Audit, Disability Review, Ethics and Investment committees.
A graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College and Syracuse University, Ms. Buck has taught at Rush-Henrietta Central Schools for more than 20 years. She is president of the Rush-Henrietta Employees’ Association, Teachers’ Chapter, and has served as a local leader for the organization in many capacities since 2002. She is a graduate of the NYSUT Leadership Institute and the New York State AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute.
Ms. Buck has been a leader in music education across New York and was the 2014 recipient of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Outstanding Music Educator of the Year for Classroom Music. She also has served as president and treasurer of the Greater Rochester American Orff-Schulwerk Association.