ADOPTED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE RETIREMENT OF
MS. RUBYE EDWARDS LONG
WHEREAS, Rubye Edwards Long is a life-long resident of Bessemer and has been an employee of the Bessemer City school system throughout her 38-year career in education; and
WHEREAS, she has served that school system as an elementary teacher, systemwide Chapter I counselor and evaluator, director of Guidance and Pupil Personnel Services, director of Federal Programs, and, finally, as the first female deputy superintendent; and
WHEREAS, she has consistently used her leadership and interpersonal skills to develop and implement numerous innovative programs to better serve the students in Bessemer; and
WHEREAS, she has earned several graduate degrees, has been an active member and/or participant in many civic organizations and activities, and has received numerous honors and awards:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education hereby expresses its appreciation to Ms. Long for her many years of dedicated service to the boys, girls, parents, and citizens of Bessemer, and extends its best wishes to her upon her retirement.