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92_HR0283 LRB9208819RHrh 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of 3 Representatives are pleased to recognize milestone events in 4 the lives of the citizens of the State of Illinois; and 5 WHEREAS, It has come to our attention that James R. 6 Holderfield is retiring from St. Charles East High School 7 after a teaching career of thirty-five years; and 8 WHEREAS, Mr. Holderfield received his associate's degree 9 in machine drafting and design from the Vocational Technical 10 Institute in 1960, a bachelor's of science degree in 11 Industrial Education with an emphasis in Vocation Education 12 in 1965 from Southern Illinois University at Carterville, and 13 his Master of Science in Industrial Education from Northern 14 Illinois University in DeKalb in 1970; and 15 WHEREAS, At St. Charles East High School, Mr. Holderfield 16 changed the image and quality of technology education, also 17 known as "shop", in order for technology education to attain 18 its rightful place alongside the academics of math, science, 19 English, and social studies; presently he is working to 20 establish kindergarten through twelfth grade technology 21 literacy standards in the St. Charles School District; and 22 WHEREAS, James Holderfield has made valuable professional 23 contributions to education, which include developing 24 vocational courses at St. Charles East High School such as a 25 vocational mechanical drawing course, an architectural 26 drafting and design course, a machine drafting and design 27 course, a product design course, a computer aided drafting 28 class, an architectural drafting and design class, an 29 automotive maintenance and repair course, a pre-engineering 30 technology and engineering technology course, and the I-tech 31 course; Mr. Holderfield also was a part-time senior faculty 32 member at Elgin Community College teaching engineering -2- LRB9208819RHrh 1 drafting for twelve years; and 2 WHEREAS, James Holderfield has provided his service and 3 contribution to area schools as a member of the North Central 4 Evaluation Team at Elgin Larkin High School and at Lake 5 Zurich High school; he has hosted numerous visiting high 6 schools and professional groups at St. Charles East High 7 School and provided information and experiences gained in the 8 implementation and operation of courses and programs; he has 9 served as President-Elect of Industrial Education Roundtable 10 and has provided information and on-site assistance in the 11 design and implementation of a student internship program for 12 Dundee Crown High School; in addition, Mr. Holderfield has 13 served as Department Chair of Technology Education and Family 14 and Consumer Sciences, and as Director of the "Charleston" 15 Residential Building Trades Program; and 16 WHEREAS, In addition to his teaching duties, James 17 Holderfield has made valuable contributions to the local 18 community; he served on the Neighborhood Improvement 19 Association where he helped develop criteria for yearly 20 competitions to acknowledge homeowners that have made 21 improvements in their homes and neighborhoods, as a judge in 22 neighborhood improvement competitions, and as a member of a 23 committee that reviewed and granted government funds to low 24 income families to renovate and repair their homes; he is 25 presently a candidate for Library Trustee on the St. Charles 26 Public Library Board; and 27 WHEREAS, James Holderfield has been the recipient of 28 several honors, including a resolution of appreciation from 29 Elgin Community College in 1987, the "Those Who Excel" award 30 from the Illinois State Board of Education in 1987, the 31 Golden Apple Award in 1988, and a Certificate of Appreciation 32 from the Illinois State Board of Education; and -3- LRB9208819RHrh 1 WHEREAS, Recently, James Holderfield received the D.L. 2 Hoeft High School Teacher of the Year award at the 26th 3 annual Educator of the Year Awards in April, 2001, which 4 serves as a fitting capstone to an amazing thirty-five year 5 career; therefore, be it 6 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 7 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 8 we congratulate James R. Holderfield on his retirement from 9 St. Charles East High School and on being the recipient of 10 the 2001 D.L. Hoeft High School Teacher of the Year award, 11 and we wish him well in all of his future endeavors; and be 12 it further 13 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 14 presented to James R. Holderfield as an expression of our 15 esteem.
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