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NO. R-205. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING TIM COMOLLI ON BEING NAMED NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

(J.R.H. 163)

Offered by: Representatives Mazur of South Burlington, Flaherty of South Burlington, Pugh of South Burlington and Wheeler of Burlington.

Whereas, Tim Comolli graduated from Johnson State College in 1965, and embarked on an unusual teaching career at South Burlington High School, and

Whereas, in 1967, he began to offer a media course that, at the time, was a pioneering educational endeavor, and

Whereas, this course remained receptive to new technological advances as they developed, and

Whereas, in 1989, Tim Comolli was able to use a federal Drug-Free Schools grant to purchase the course's first large computer that served as the foundation for the South Burlington High School Imaging Lab, a unique facility that enables students to learn both sophisticated animation skills and gain valuable experience working with some of the most sophisticated computer technology, and

Whereas, the outstanding work that Tim Comolli and his students have performed has attracted financial support from both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, and

Whereas, the Imaging Lab has become an important community resource for many individuals and organizations beyond South Burlington High School, and

Whereas, South Burlington High School students from Tim Comolli's classes have been invited to make presentations at such locations as an educator's convention held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and

Whereas, in recognition of his very special role in furthering technology centered education, Technology and Learning Magazine named Tim Comolli its National Technology Teacher of the Year for 1999 and published a feature article about him and the Imaging Lab in the December issue, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is proud to congratulate Tim Comolli of the South Burlington High School faculty on his being named as the 1999 National Technology Teacher of the Year, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Tim Comolli at South Burlington High School.