NO. R-337. JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING PETER PICARD FOR HIS TEACHING AND COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE WINOOSKI SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Offered by: Representatives Atkins of Winooski, Blanchard of Essex and Cross of Winooski.
Whereas, for the past 33 years, Peter Picard has delighted in teaching and coaching at Winooski High School, and
Whereas, during his tenure, he has compiled a record of service and dedication to his students that is second to none, and
Whereas, Peter Picards pedagogic and coaching longevity in the Winooski school system has greatly benefited the schools scholars and athletes, and
Whereas, he graduated from Lyndon State College in 1967 and subsequently earned a masters degree in 1970, and
Whereas, upon arriving in Winooski school district as a social studies teacher, Peter Picard simultaneously commenced his parallel career as the schools superb assistant football coach, a position he retained from 1967 to 2000, and
Whereas, he purposely opted for an assistant coaching position, in order to work with his players on a direct one-to-one basis, and
Whereas, Peter Picards coaching expertise was an essential ingredient in the Spartans clinching the 1992 and 1993 divisional football championships, and
Whereas, for five seasons, the baseball Spartans were also privileged to have him as their assistant coach, and
Whereas, in recognition of Peter Picards outstanding performance in the classroom and on the playing field, he was cited as the districts teacher of the year, and
Whereas, over the duration of his 33-year career, he has compiled a stunning attendance record in excess of 6,000 consecutive school days, having never taken a single sick day or missing any games, and
Whereas, Peter Picard is much admired by his students and colleagues in the Winooski school district and the citizens of his community, and
Whereas, at the conclusion of the 1999-2000 scholastic year, he will take his leave for the final time from the hallways and playing fields of Winooski High School, and
Whereas, Peter Picards wife Jeannette Desbiens, his three children Peter, Stephanie and Christina, and his four wonderful grandchildren, are looking forward to spending more time with him, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly recognizes Peter Picard as an outstanding educator and wishes him the very best as he retires from the faculty of the Winooski school system, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Peter Picard at the Winooski school district.