J2335

Commemorating the dedication of the Nicholas A. Rossi Auditorium at William Severn Elementary School, on June 15, 2013, and honoring...

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  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J2335


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the dedication of the Nicholas A.
Rossi Auditorium at William E. Severn Elementary School on June 15,
2013, and honoring the memory of this beloved educator

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who made significant
contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas A. Rossi, principal and teacher in the Corning-
Painted Post School District for nearly forty years, died on August 25,
2011; he was venerated by his students, their families, and his peers,
and his commitment to excellence, as well as his passion for improving
the quality of people's lives, extended beyond the school buildings and
into the broader community; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the
dedication of the Nicholas A. Rossi Auditorium on Saturday, June 15,
2013, at William E. Severn Elementary School in Corning, New York, and
to honor the memory of this beloved educator; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas A. Rossi of Painted Post, New York, began his career
in education as a developmental reading teacher at Painted Post School
in 1959, then worked as a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Frank Pierce
Elementary School from 1961-1966; after serving as a guidance counselor
for two years, he transitioned into administration, working in various
leadership capacities until 1982 when he began his illustrious tenure as
Principal of William E. Severn Elementary School before retiring in
1998; and
WHEREAS, As Principal at Severn School, Nicholas A. Rossi knew all of
his students, and most of their families, by name; he created an enthu-
siastic and inviting environment for students, teachers, staff and
parents and possessed the unique ability to make everyone he came into
contact with feel as if they were the most important person in the
world; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas A. Rossi was an exceptional educator and leader who
visited every classroom daily, and had high expectations of both staff
and students; he was committed to creating a comprehensive and multidi-
mensional learning environment, establishing a student council program
where children learned leadership principles, fostered fun activities as
an expansion of a child's learning experience, and established a Grand-
parent Program, recognizing the value of grandparents in student well-
being; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas A. Rossi was a strong advocate for and supporter of
the Corning-Painted Post School District throughout his distinguished
career; he continued to serve after his retirement, stepping into vari-
ous interim and supervisory roles until 2010; and
WHEREAS, The dedication of the auditorium in the school building where
Nicholas A. Rossi led with such talent, zeal, and joy is a fitting trib-
ute to a life well-lived and a life worth remembering, a lasting memori-
al to an individual who gave honor and dignity to the field of educa-
tion; and
WHEREAS, The Nicholas A. Rossi Auditorium will long endure as an
inspiration and legacy to all who had the privilege and honor of knowing
him, and to future generations of students, staff and faculty at William
E. Severn Elementary School; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the dedication of the Nicholas A. Rossi Auditorium at
William E. Severn Elementary School in Corning, New York, on June 15,
2013, and to honor the memory of this beloved educator; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Nicholas A. Rossi.

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