HR 448 - Simmons, Walter; commend

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A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Walter Simmons; and for other purposes.

Pelote, Dorothy B (149th) Thomas, Regina (148th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 03/06/97 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
3/6/97 Read 1st Time
3/6/97 Passed/Adopted

HR 448                                             LC 27 0181 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Recognizing and commending Walter Simmons; and for other 
  1- 2  purposes. 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, Walter Simmons of Savannah, Georgia, served with 
  1- 4  the highest distinction as an elementary school teacher and 
  1- 5  as a school principal in the Chatham County and City of 
  1- 6  Savannah School System; and he has influenced significantly 
  1- 7  the quality of life in his native community; and 
  1- 8  WHEREAS, he grew up around Crawford Square in Savannah; 
  1- 9  graduated from Beach High School; received his bachelor's 
  1-10  degree from Savannah State College; and began his career in 
  1-11  public education in 1956; and 
  1-12  WHEREAS, during the first decade of his career, he was a 
  1-13  classroom teacher at Moses Jackson Elementary School and at 
  1-14  Cuyler Junior High School and he became principal at the 
  1-15  38th Street School; and 
  1-16  WHEREAS, in 1967 he was appointed principal of the formerly 
  1-17  all-white 37th Street School; and his professional manner, 
  1-18  extraordinary leadership, and deep commitment to the 
  1-19  principles of fairness, integrity, and forthrightness 
  1-20  facilitated a smooth transition during this time of 
  1-21  significant social change; and 
  1-22  WHEREAS, he completed his outstanding career as principal of 
  1-23  Hodge Elementary School and retired in 1987; and his 
  1-24  enormous presence in public school administration in 
  1-25  Savannah will always be remembered with great regard and 
  1-26  respect. 
  1-28  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and 
  1-29  commend Walter Simmons for his tremendous service to the 
  1-30  Chatham County and City of Savannah School System and convey 
  1-31  to him their appreciation and best wishes. 
  1-32  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  1-33  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 
  1-34  appropriate copy of this resolution to Walter Simmons. 

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98