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NO. R-232.  House concurrent resolution honoring William Lincoln on his career accomplishments in public education.


Offered by:  Representatives Marek of Newfane, Bartlett of Dover, Hube of Londonderry, Obuchowski of Rockingham and Partridge of Windham.

Offered by:  Senator Gander of Windham District and Senator White of Windham District.

Whereas, although a native of Rutland, Massachusetts, Bill Lincoln’s family has long been associated with Vermont, and

Whereas, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Bridgewater State College, and in between he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Okinawa and Japan, and

Whereas, Bill Lincoln began his professional scholastic responsibilities as an elementary school teacher and administrator in public school systems in the Massachusetts towns of Scituate, Newbury, and Gardiner, and

Whereas, he then headed north to became the assistant superintendent in the Windsor Southwest Supervisory Union for seven years, and he served subsequently for 11 years as superintendent in the Washington West Supervisory Union, and

Whereas, after an eight‑year hiatus, Bill Lincoln decided that it was time to return to school administration and served on an interim basis as principal at Black River High School in Ludlow and the Chester-Andover Elementary School, and

Whereas, in 2001, Leland and Gray High School, which serves students residing in Townshend, Newfane, Jamaica, Brookline, Wardsboro, and surrounding communities, asked him to serve as interim principal, and the local school board was so impressed that it offered him the job on a permanent basis, and

Whereas, during Bill Lincoln’s four years as its principal, Leland and Gray’s academic, athletic, and artistic activities have flourished, and

Whereas, especially noteworthy is the school’s much praised and highly innovative Journey East program, which has sent more than 100 students to China and Inner Mongolia where they have performed for local audiences, and students from Inner Mongolia have performed in Vermont, further cementing the intercultural bonds, and

Whereas, Bill Lincoln will retire as this year’s senior class graduates, having served as principal for the four years these students studied at Leland and Gray, and he hopes to travel with his wife to China and spend time in the places his students have visited, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to honor William Lincoln for his career accomplishments in public education and wishes him good luck and bon voyage as he starts a new personal journey, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to William Lincoln at Leland and Gray High School.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont