J866

Congratulating Geoffrey M. Hicks, Ed.D. upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service as an educator

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J866



Senate Resolution No. 866

BY: Senator RATH

CONGRATULATING Geoffrey M. Hicks, Ed.D. upon the
occasion of his retirement after many years of
distinguished service as an educator

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, It is the custom 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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate
Geoffrey M. Hicks, Ed.D. upon the occasion of his retirement after many
years of distinguished service as an educator; and

WHEREAS, Geoffrey M. Hicks began his long career in education as a
social studies teacher and taught 12 years at the middle and high school
levels in both the Belfast and Wellsville Central School Districts; he
was also the Technology Coordinator at Wellsville for four years, as
well as Interim Director of Pupil Personnel Services for one year; and

WHEREAS, For the next eight years, Geoffrey M. Hicks was a Middle
School Principal, first at Wellsville and then Sweet Home Central
Schools before becoming Superintendent at Sweet Home, a position he held
for nine years; and

WHEREAS, This well-respected educator and administrator then served
as the Superintendent at Arlington Central Schools in Poughkeepsie, New
York, for one year before returning to Western New York to become the
Superintendent at Clarence Central Schools, the title from which he will
officially retire in 2021, after 10 years of superlative leadership; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his wife of 33-years, the late Patricia
Hicks, with him throughout have been their two children, Joshua and
Megan, both of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice
in his achievements; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his career, Geoffrey Hicks has demonstrated a
true passion for making a difference in the lives of children, inspiring
them to expand their horizons, be successful in the classroom, and reach
new heights in their future careers; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, Geoffrey Hicks has proven himself to be a
dedicated educator and administrator who cares deeply for his students,
faculty, staff and families who are part of the "Red Devils" family; 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 Geoffrey M. Hicks, Ed.D. upon the occasion of his
retirement after many years of distinguished service as an educator, and
to wish him continued success in all his future endeavors; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Geoffrey M. Hicks, Ed.D.

actions

  • 20 / May / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / May / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / May / 2021
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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