State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are honored 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  Dr.  Alan  C.
 6    Jones  is  retiring from his duties as principal of Community
 7    High School in West Chicago after 17 years of service; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Alan  C.  Jones  has  been  principal   of
 9    Community High School for seventeen years, from 1983-2002; in
10    addition,  he  was  a language arts teacher at Du Sable Upper
11    Grade Center from 1969 to 1971 and a social  studies  teacher
12    at Thornton Township High School from 1971 to 1981; and

13        WHEREAS,  Dr. Jones began his administrative career as an
14    Activities Director at Thornton  Township  High  School  from
15    1979 through 1981 and was appointed as Assistant Principal at
16    Bremen Township High School in 1981; and

17        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Jones earned his Masters Degree in history
18    from Roosevelt University and his Doctorate in Administration
19    and Supervision from Loyola University in 1985; Dr. Jones  is
20    a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a fraternity for the advancement
21    of  professional  education  and Alpha Sigma Nu, the National
22    Jesuit Honor Society; and

23        WHEREAS, Dr. Jones has received a number  of  awards  for
24    instructional  innovation;  in 1994, West Chicago High School
25    received a certificate of achievement from College of Du Page
26    for "strong education for  Latino's  future";  in  1995,  Dr.
27    Jones  received  a  certificate of achievement from the State
28    Board of  Education  for  "exceptional  contribution  to  the
29    advancement  of  educational  innovation in Illinois" and was
30    recognized by the American Intercultural Student Exchange for
31    his "outstanding contribution in international education  and
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 1    understanding"; and

 2        WHEREAS,   In  1993,  the  United  States  Department  of
 3    Education recognized Dr. Jones as Principal of a Blue  Ribbon
 4    School of Excellence; and

 5        WHEREAS,  In  addition  to  his  duties at Community High
 6    School, Dr. Jones also teaches  education  courses  at  North
 7    Central College and is the author of a number of articles for
 8    professional journals; therefore, be it

11    we congratulate Dr. Alan C. Jones on his retirement from  his
12    duties  as principal of Community High School in West Chicago
13    and we wish him well in all of his future endeavors;  and  be
14    it further

15     RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
16    presented  to  Dr.  Alan  C.  Jones  as  an expression of our
17    esteem.

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