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NO. R-14.  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating Judith Maynard on her designation as Vermont's 2004 National Distinguished Principal.


Offered by:  Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Leddy of Chittenden District. Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator Miller of Chittenden District and Senator Snelling of Chittenden District.

Whereas, Judith Maynard places education high on her list of personal priorities, and

Whereas, although neither of her parents earned a high school diploma, she graduated summa cum laude from college and then continued her higher education by earning two master’s degrees, and

Whereas, no one was surprised that given her background, Judith Maynard decided to spend her professional career in public education, and

Whereas, she has served as a school principal for over two decades, first at the Folsom School in South Hero and for the last 11 years at the Chamberlin School in South Burlington, and

Whereas, Judith Maynard has espoused an educational philosophy that children can thrive academically as long as the adults around them believe it, and

Whereas, annually since 1984, the United States Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary School Principals have cosponsored the National Distinguished Principal Award in order to “honor exemplary elementary and secondary school principals who set the pace, character, and quality of the education children receive during their early school years,” and

Whereas, one principal is selected from each state and the District of Columbia, and principals are also selected to represent K-8 schools, the Defense Department’s Dependents’ Schools, and the State Department’s Overseas Schools, and

Whereas, Judith Maynard’s record of achievement as an elementary school principal has resulted in her designation as Vermont’s 2004 National Distinguished Principal, and

Whereas, not surprisingly, she has attributed her deserved receipt of this accolade, in part, to the work of her colleagues at the Chamberlin School, and

Whereas, South Burlington Superintendent of Schools Bruce Chattman has described Judith Maynard as “the cream of the crop,” and

Whereas, she is an ideal role model for other public school principals in Vermont to emulate, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Judith Maynard on her designation as Vermont’s 2004 National Distinguished Principal, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Judith Maynard at the Chamberlin School in South Burlington.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont