J5691

Congratulating John Diorio upon the occasion of his retirement after 59 years of dedicated service to Archbishop Molloy High School

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J5691



Senate Resolution No. 5691

BY: Senator ADDABBO

CONGRATULATING John Diorio upon the occasion of
his retirement after 59 years of dedicated service
to Archbishop Molloy High School

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor and
recognize those dedicated professionals, who strive to enhance the
quality of education for our students, and whose character,
accomplishments and community contributions inspire all citizens of this
great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, The result of many individual efforts, the excellence and
the success of Archbishop Molloy High School is due in large part to the
efforts of John Diorio; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate John
Diorio upon the occasion of his retirement after 59 years of dedicated
service to Archbishop Molloy High School, to be celebrated on Thursday,
June 14, 2018; and

WHEREAS, John Diorio taught government and economics for nearly six
decades at Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, Queens; and

WHEREAS, Even before beginning his long and distinguished teaching
career, John Diorio was passionately interested in government, serving
as a staff member for then-Congressman John Lindsay, who was later
elected the Mayor of the City of New York; and

WHEREAS, John Diorio then served as the Mayor's legislative
assistant prior to embarking on a teaching career, where his continuing
love of government and politics made him instrumental in developing the
American Government course for the senior curriculum; and

WHEREAS, In addition, he moderated the Political Science Club from
1968 to 1995, helping his students to develop an interest in the
operations of their government on all levels; and

WHEREAS, John Diorio began his illustrious career at Archbishop
Molloy High School as a history teacher; he continued to use his
classroom chalkboard as his most important teaching tool, rather than
embracing most new technology, for his entire tenure; and

WHEREAS, With a steadfast and unwavering commitment to his students,
John Diorio often brought guest lecturers into his classroom, including
the late Governor Mario M. Cuomo and late United States Congressman
Joseph P. Addabbo, Sr., to speak to students about government and
politics; and

WHEREAS, This extraordinary man considers his 59 years of teaching
and mentoring his life's crowning achievement; and

WHEREAS, As a knowledgeable and highly skilled teacher, John Diorio
has improved the quality of education at Archbishop Molloy High School
by leading and supporting staff with enthusiasm, cultivating a positive

and stimulating school environment for his students, and creating a
greater sense of community; and

WHEREAS, The Queens community is indeed fortunate and blessed to
have had such a dedicated and respected educational leader; his wisdom
and contributions reached into every classroom, truly making a
difference in the lives of those lucky enough to have worked with him;
and

WHEREAS, A significant contributor to education in New York State,
John Diorio 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 Archbishop
Molloy High School for the benefit of its faculty and students, as well
as for the entire community; and

WHEREAS, In completing his service as an educator, John Diorio
leaves behind more than mere bricks and mortar; he leaves behind a
legacy to the students of Archbishop Molloy High School and to the
residents of the Queens community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate John Diorio upon the occasion of his retirement after 59
years of dedicated service to Archbishop Molloy High School; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to John Diorio.

actions

  • 08 / Jun / 2018
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 12 / Jun / 2018
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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