Resolution J2080-2013

Honoring Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. upon the occasion of his retirement after 40 years of distinguished service to the Owego-Apalachin Central School District

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  • May 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 23, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. upon the occasion
of his retirement after 40 years of distinguished service to the  Owego-
Apalachin Central School District, Owego, New York

WHEREAS,  New  York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to  acknowledge  the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those outstanding
educational leaders, whose dedication and achievements have been instru-
mental  in  developing  character  and  academic excellence in the young
people of New York State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. upon the occasion of his retirement  as  Associate
Superintendent of Owego-Apalachin Central School District after 40 years
of  love  and devotion to the students, faculty, administrators, parents
and community; he will officially retire on June 30, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. embarked on his educational  career  at
Owego-Apalachin  Central  School District in 1973, after graduating from
Mansfield University; and
  WHEREAS, Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. began as a third grade teacher; he then
became a fourth grade teacher, a  sixth  grade  teacher  and  department
chair,  assistant  high  school  principal,  high school principal, lead
secondary principal, and director of the secondary schools, all prior to
holding the esteemed position of Associate  Superintendent  since  2004;
and
  WHEREAS, Known for his commitment to putting young people first in all
his  endeavors,  Bernard  C. Dolan, Jr. initiated numerous opportunities
for student engagement and excellence  in  the  Owego-Apalachin  Central
School  District  including starting the Owego Free Academy School Store
managed by special education students, the Owego Free Academy Pep  Band,
Advanced  Placement  and  Tompkins-Cortland Community College courses at
Owego Free Academy, advising the Cribbage and Chess Clubs, and introduc-
ing Japanese as a course of study, as well as  taking  students  to  the
Inauguration of United States President Clinton in Washington, D.C.; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthering  this  commitment,  Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. was the
first educator in the Owego-Apalachin Central School District to  incor-
porate inclusion teaching methods in his classroom in 1975; and
  WHEREAS,  Acknowledging  his professionalism, expertise and efforts of
in-depth magnitude, Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. was selected to  serve  as  an
advisor  for  the  New  York  Adequacy  Study:  "Determining the Cost of
Providing All Children in New York an Adequate Education" led by Dr. Jay
G. Chambers, Dr. Thomas B. Parrish, Dr. Jesse D.   Levin, Dr.  James  R.
Smith,  Dr.  James W. Guthrie, Ric C. Seder and Dr.  Lori Taylor; he was
also selected to represent the esteemed group by presenting its findings
to the Commissioner of Education and Chancellor of the Board of Regents;
and
  WHEREAS, A skilled athlete and coach, Bernard  C.  Dolan,  Jr.  shared
those  talents with young athletes in the Owego-Apalachin Central School
District for 14 years, coaching football and track on many  levels;  his
Owego Free Academy Varsity Football Team was the Division II co-champion
in  1983;  and  in  1986,  the Team won the Division II Championship and
posted an undefeated regular season; and
  WHEREAS, Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. was instrumental in helping  dozens  of
high school athletes participate in Division I collegiate athletics; and

  WHEREAS,  Over  the course of his extraordinary tenure his passion for
helping children was evident in his kindness and gentleness, so much  so
that  parents  would rely on him to deliver very sensitive news to their
own children; and
  WHEREAS,  Bernard  C. Dolan, Jr. has earned the respect and admiration
of his students, colleagues, peers and  community  for  the  exceptional
commitment,  care  and  standard  of  excellence  he  has brought to the
Owego-Apalachin Central School District and the field of education; and
  WHEREAS, Educators like Bernard C. Dolan,  Jr.  provide  a  tremendous
service  to the future of our State and Nation, inspiring generations of
young people in their educational journeys and ensuring their success in
their future years; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife of 38  years,  Noreen,
their  two  sons,  Sean  and Daniel, two daughters-in-law, Christina and
Katherine, and one granddaughter, Natalie, all of whom  feel  privileged
to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  Bernard  C.  Dolan has clearly had an enduring impact on the
youth of the Owego-Apalachin Central School District, as well as on  the
community-at-large,  and accordingly merits recognition and applause for
his impressive dedication to others; and
  WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body  to  commend  the
efforts  of  those  individuals  whose  lifework is to support our proud
tradition of public education, employing their skills  and  talents  for
the benefit of youth and our schools; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Bernard C. Dolan, Jr. upon the occasion of his retirement as Asso-
ciate Superintendent of Owego-Apalachin Central School  District,  after
40  years  of  exemplary  service  in education, and for his significant
contributions to education in New York State; and to wish him  continued
success in all his future endeavors; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bernard C. Dolan, Jr.

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