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Legislation #: 010271 Introduction Date: 2/15/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS AND COUNCILMEMBER EDDY
Title: Congratulating Dr. Margorie Williams upon her selection as Superintendent for the Hickman Mills School District.

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2/14/2001

Prepare to Introduce

2/15/2001

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 010271

 

Congratulating Dr. Margorie Williams upon her selection as Superintendent for the Hickman Mills School District.

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Margorie Williams, a native of Kansas City, was recently promoted to Superintendent of the Hickman Mills School District; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Margorie Williams is the first African-American superintendent of the majority-black school district and, according to state education officials, the only African-American woman superintendent in Missouri for at least 10 years; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Margorie Williams began her career working with at-risk students in the Kansas City district before coming to Hickman Mills. Since 1991, she has been principal of Crittentons educational programs, director of special services and associate superintendent of instruction before being appointed as Interim Superintendent on July 1; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Margorie Williams has co-edited two publications Successful Programs for Black Girls Ages 9-21" and Black Males: An endangered species; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Margorie Williams is focusing on reaching out to community organizations, business and civic groups, increasing parental involvement and planning for accreditation review in three years; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Margorie Williams also plans to continue working to reduce the dropout rate, increase the graduation rate and focus on improving student achievement, MAP and ACT scores. New initiatives include a truancy-diversion program, instructional support teams and an elementary intervention program; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Dr. Margorie Williams on her promotion to Superintendent of the Hickman Mills School District; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dr. Margorie Williams in token of the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for her commitment to education in our community.

 

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