RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF LINDA V. MCGHEE, RECIPIENT OF THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL EAGLE AWARD PRESENTED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS INTERNATIONAL
WHEREAS, Linda McGhee serves the education community as Chief Finance Officer of Thomasville City Schools and has held this position for 15 years, which represents a segment of her 28-year educational career in Alabama; and
WHEREAS, Linda McGhee is a recognized financial leader in Alabama and has maintained an active presence in professional educational organizations, including the Alabama Association of School Business Officials; and
WHEREAS, Linda McGhee has served as president and is now chairperson of the Certification Program for the Alabama Association of School Business Officials and is a member of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools Board of Directors; and
WHEREAS, Linda McGhee exemplifies both the ethical and professional standards of her profession and generously shares her knowledge, time, and experience with others, while encouraging them to uphold the same standards; and
WHEREAS, Linda McGhee was instrumental in establishing the certification program for Alabama’s school business officials; and
WHEREAS, Alabama’s certification program for school business officials, supported by the Department of Education, The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies, and the Alabama Association of School Business Officials, has been a phenomenal success; and
WHEREAS, as a recipient of the International Eagle Award, the most prestigious award given by the Association of School Business Officials International, she has demonstrated an extraordinary career of educational excellence and exemplary leadership in the development and implementation of Alabama’s certification program for school business officials; and
WHEREAS, Linda McGhee is the only person ever to receive this award from the state of Alabama:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby express its gratitude to Linda McGhee for her distinguished service as Chief Finance Officer of Thomasville City Schools and for her years of service to education in Alabama and does hereby commend Linda McGhee for her many accomplishments and her dedication to public education; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Linda McGhee for being named the recipient of the 2005 International Eagle Award.
Done this 8th day of December 2005.