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NO. R-187. JOINT RESOLUTION honoring Lyman Amsden on his retirement as the superintendent of the Barre Supervisory Union.

(J.R.S. 77)

Offered by: Senator Doyle of Washington County, Senator Cummings of Washington County and Senator Scott of Washington County.

Whereas, Lyman Amsden is one of Vermontís most respected educational administrators, and

Whereas, in choosing his professional path, he proudly continued, for a third generation, a family tradition in public education, and

Whereas, Lyman Amsden has now devoted nearly four decades as a Vermont-based public school educational leader, and

Whereas, upon graduating from Keene State College in 1962, he commenced his professional career as a teacher at Northfield High School, where he was an energetic and enthusiastic industrial arts instructor and actively participated in many extracurricular activities, and

Whereas, while teaching at Northfield High School, Lyman Amsden earned a masterís degree from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in secondary education administration, and

Whereas, in 1966, after completing his advanced degree, he accepted the first of several administrative posts as principal of Williamstown High School, and

Whereas, after four successful years as the principal of Williamstown High School, Lyman Amsden proceeded to serve as principal, at Oxbow Union High School in Bradford and then at U-32 High School in East Montpelier, and

Whereas, in 1986, having served two decades as a high school principal, he assumed two superintendent positions, initially at the Washington Central Supervisory Union and more recently at the Barre Supervisory Union, and

Whereas, Lyman Amsdenís educational managerial philosophy has focused on an enriched curriculum, fiscal accountability, and broad community participation in the decision-making process, and

Whereas, he has now decided to conclude his very successful career as an educational administrator, and will be missed by his professional colleagues who considered him a leader in their field, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to honor Lyman Amsden as he concludes a career in public education which will serve as an exemplary model for his colleagues to emulate, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Lyman Amsden at the Barre Supervisory Union.