RESOLUTION NO. RS2002-898
A resolution recognizing Polly Sheldon upon her retirement from service with the Metropolitan Public School System.
WHEREAS, on January 1, 2002, Polly Sheldon, executive assistant with the Metropolitan School System, retired after fifty-five years of faithful service; and
WHEREAS, Polly Sheldon began her career in education in 1945, as a substitute teacher before being hired in September of 1946, as a clerk-typist, were she carried her own typewriter and bought her own supplies, for Nashville schools dividing her time between Warner and Buena Vista elementary schools, before becoming an executive assistant in the system's central office; and
WHEREAS, not only has she become a lifetime member of the National Education Association in the 1950s but became a charter member of the Nashville chapter of the International Association of Office Professionals in 1953; and
WHEREAS, during her tenure Miss. Sheldon saw plenty of changes with the school system over the decades, from drastically reduced class size to the beginning of the free-lunch program to the integration of schools; and
WHEREAS, Miss Sheldon's experience, knowledge and professionalism will be sorely missed; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes Polly Sheldon for her 55-year career of untiring service to the Metropolitan Public School System and wish her much happiness in her retirement.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing Polly Sheldon upon her retirement from service with the Metropolitan Public School System.
SECTION 2. The Metropolitan Clerks Office is directed to prepare a hand-lettered scroll to be presented to Polly Sheldon.
SECTION 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Vic Lineweaver, Janis Sontany
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||January 3, 2002|
|Adopted:||January 3, 2002|
|Approved:||January 4, 2002|