Honoring Dr. Herb R. Brown upon the occasion of his retirement after many distinguished years as an educator

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Herb R. Brown upon the occasion of
his retirement after many distinguished years as an educator

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals of remarkable integrity and character
whose endeavors have enhanced the quality of education in this great
State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.
Herb R. Brown, Superintendent, Oceanside School District, upon the occa-
sion of his retirement after many distinguished years as an educator to
be celebrated at a dinner on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Kombert Caterers
at Temple Avodah, Oceanside, New York; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Herb R. Brown attended
Brooklyn College and earned a bachelor's degree in economics; he then
received a master's degree in economics, and a doctorate in education
administration from New York University; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Herb R. Brown has served as Superintendent of Schools in
Oceanside since July 1, 1997; he became Assistant Superintendent for
Administration and Business in 1986, and then Assistant Superintendent
for Instruction in 1995; and
WHEREAS, Prior to coming to Oceanside, Dr. Herb R. Brown was a Math-
ematics Chairperson and Assistant to the Superintendent in East Meadow;
he also taught mathematics in New York City; and
WHEREAS, The result of many individual efforts, the excellence and the
success of the Oceanside School District is due in large part to the
efforts of Dr. Herb R. Brown; and
WHEREAS, As Superintendent, Dr. Herb R. Brown was particularly instru-
mental in the creation of Oceanside's full-day Kindergarten Center,
instituting foreign language in the elementary schools, providing access
to up-to-date technology for all students, the creation of the
district's website, teaching algebra to all 8th grade students, and
making appropriate changes in the curriculum to enable all students to
meet and exceed the New York State Learning Standards; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Dr. Herb R. Brown implemented a social/emotional
literacy program, a personal finance curriculum (required for gradu-
ation), a teacher/student mentor program and a student/student mentoring
program at his school; he also applied a research program in grades 7 -
12, middle school enrichment programs, six world languages at Oceanside
High School, and four world languages programs at Oceanside Middle
School, and more than 20 Advanced Placement courses, many college cours-
es and a special education collaborative K-12 program; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Herb R. Brown presented at numerous conferences and, in
1991, he was the recipient of the Raymond R. Delaney Memorial Scholar-
ship from the New York State Council of School Superintendents; and
WHEREAS, In 1995, Dr. Herb R. Brown was voted as the Administrator of
the Year by the Nassau Schools Library System; he also received the
BOCES Education Partner Award in 2010, the Town of Hempstead Make a
Difference Award in 2000, and in 1999, Oceanside Kiwanis presented him
with the Heart of Gold Award; and
WHEREAS, From 1989-1999, Dr. Herb R. Brown served as President of the
Nassau School Business Officials; he also held the position of President
of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents in 2011/2012; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Dr. Herb R. Brown teaches a graduate course in
school finance at the College of St. Rose; prior to that, he taught
economics courses at Brooklyn College; and

WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Marian, and their
four children, and three grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to
be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Herb R. Brown has continually demonstrated an impressive
dedication, an unparalleled devotion and an unremitting enthusiasm for
the quality of the educational programs and opportunities offered at the
Oceanside School District for the benefit of its faculty and students,
as well as for the entire community; and
WHEREAS, In completing his service as Superintendent, Dr. Herb R.
Brown leaves behind more than mere bricks and mortar; he leaves behind a
legacy to the residents of the Oceanside community and to future gener-
ations of its students; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Dr. Herb R. Brown upon the occasion of his retirement, and for
his significant contributions to education in New York State; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Herb R. Brown.


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