Resolution J2548-2013

Commending Patricia Banfield Williams upon the occasion of her retirement after 27 years of distinguished service to the Ronald H. Brown School

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Patricia Banfield Williams upon the
occasion of her retirement after 27 years of  distinguished  service  to
the Ronald H. Brown School

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the  stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The future success of our State and Nation is dependent upon
individuals such as Patricia Banfield Williams, who dedicate their lives
as educators, nurturing our most precious resource, our youth; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend  Patricia
Banfield  Williams upon the occasion of her retirement after 27 years of
distinguished service to the Ronald H. Brown School; and
  WHEREAS, Patricia Banfield Williams  has  served  in  many  capacities
throughout her illustrious career; she has taught students from pre-kin-
dergarten  through  adult  education, and served as Chapter Delegate and
Leader to her pedagogue at Ronald H. Brown School; and
  WHEREAS, Serving the community as a Community School  Coordinator  for
seven  years, Patricia Banfield Williams maintained a program that built
capacity in students' academic  achievement  and  parental  involvement;
this  position allowed her to address the holistic needs of the school's
community; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, under the auspices of the United  Federation  of
Teachers  and  the  New  York  City  Department  of  Education, Patricia
Banfield Williams provided professional development for teachers; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, Rabbi Eliyahu  Ben
Yehudah,  and  her two sons, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of
her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS, The quality and character of life in this Nation, and in  the
great  State of New York, is reflective of the purposeful lives and good
works of those civic-minded community members who dedicate  their  lives
and career to the service of others; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout her career, Patricia Banfield Williams has brought
an uncompromising standard of excellence to her work and a warm sense of
caring and concern to every person she educates; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Patricia  Banfield Williams upon the occasion of her retirement
after 27 years of distinguished service to the Ronald H.  Brown  School;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Patricia Banfield Williams.

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