Honoring Simeen G. Tabatabai on receiving the Bertha E. Brimmer Medal

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  • 12 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013

Resolution Details

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Simeen G. Tabatabai upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of the Bertha E. Brimmer Medal from the
University at Albany Alumni Association

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging its
esteemed residents who have distinguished themselves in their profession
and in their community; and
WHEREAS, Simeen G. Tabatabai will be honored by the University at
Albany Alumni Association with the Bertha E. Brimmer Medal during its
Excellence Awards Gala to be held at the Albany Hilton on April 20,
2013; and
WHEREAS, This prestigious honor is bestowed upon alumni who have
exhibited excellence in and dedication to teaching K-12; and
WHEREAS, Simeen earned a bachelor's degree from the University in
1999, and a master's in 2003; and
WHEREAS, She began her distinguished career in education in Nigeria
and later moved to the Middle East, where she served as an English as a
Second Language (ESL) tutor from 1982 until 1991; and
WHEREAS, Simeen has taught in the United States for the past 10 years,
and is currently a fifth grade reading teacher for North Colonie Central
Schools; and
WHEREAS, She is widely applauded for her ability to adjust her
instruction to meet the individual needs of all of her students; and
WHEREAS, Simeen was one of only seven percent of New York teachers to
receive a Highly Effective rating from New York State, evidence that her
students' growth was well above the State average for similar students;
WHEREAS, She is committed to teacher leadership and research, and is
an active member of many school and district-wide committees, as well as
the North Colonie District Globalization Task Force; and
WHEREAS, Simeen continues to contribute to the University at Albany
community through her service as a teaching assistant in its Reading
Department and as member of a research project funded by the Longview
Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understand-
ing; and
WHEREAS, She has exhibited the true spirit of the Bertha E. Brimmer
Medal through her extraordinary success and dedication to education;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Simeen G. Tabatabai upon the occasion of her designation as
recipient of the Bertha E. Brimmer Medal from the University at Albany
Alumni Association; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Simeen G. Tabatabai.


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