Congratulating James R. Frame upon the occasion of his retirement after 31 years as an educator

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Senate Resolution No. 1021

BY: Senator O'MARA

CONGRATULATING James R. Frame upon the occasion of
his retirement after 31 years as an educator

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those outstanding
educational leaders, whose dedication and achievements have been
instrumental in developing character and academic excellence in the
young people of New York State; and

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled;
its history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its
educational professionals and the students they inspire; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate James
R. Frame upon the occasion of his retirement after 31 years as an
educator; and

WHEREAS, The future success of our State and Nation is dependent
upon individuals such as James R. Frame, who have dedicated their lives
nurturing our most precious resource, our youth; and

WHEREAS, Throughout over three decades as an educator, James R.
Frame continuously strived to facilitate and lead public educational
reform efforts which significantly empowered students, staff, and
families to succeed; and

WHEREAS, From July of 2005 through November of 2014, James R. Frame
served as the Superintendent of the Odessa-Montour Central School
District; under his luminous leadership, the district was recognized at
the state, national and international level for its innovative
implementation of technology in the classroom; and

WHEREAS, During this time, James R. Frame hosted a statewide
educational technology conference at Odessa-Montour Central School
District, and was invited to present at conferences in both California
and London, England on best practices for the use of technology in
education; and

WHEREAS, On December 1, 2014, James R. Frame assumed the title of
District Superintendent of Greater Southern Tier (GST) BOCES, the
position from which he officially retired on April 8, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his tenure, James R. Frame built GST BOCES into
a premier BOCES in the state, known for innovation and accountability
through his superlative leadership; and

WHEREAS, James R. Frame truly cared about his staff and students and
was committed to developing and empowering individual leadership
capacity, resulting in a higher level of service to all involved; he
promoted the great efforts of GST BOCES staff and strived to help them
understand their worth in helping students to succeed, serving industry
with ready-trained workers and developing relationships which are
proactive in serving all constituents; and

WHEREAS, GST BOCES is built on the foundation of integrity,
collaboration, leadership, and service, values which James R. Frame
truly embodies; it is rare to find a leader who possesses as much
compassion and commitment to modeling these values as he has; and

WHEREAS, James R. Frame established BOCES' capacity within the
community and joined with local businesses to expand its opportunities
to a broader audience; through these partnerships, innovative
programming such as the P-TECH STEM Academy, expanded Career and
Technical Education offerings, and enhancing Special Education
opportunities for students were developed; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his exemplary work with the GST BOCES, James
R. Frame has been actively involved with numerous community
organizations including United Way of Schuyler County, Rotary
International, Career Development Council, Schuyler County Chamber of
Commerce, and Chemung County Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals who have worked to support our proud
tradition of public education by providing their skills and talents to
our schools; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate James R. Frame upon the occasion of his retirement, and to
wish him well in all his future endeavors; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to James R. Frame.


  • 02 / Jun / 2021
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