HJ33: Commending William Daly.


Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled January 2, 2020
Commending William Daly.
Patron-- Bell

WHEREAS, William Daly, mathematics teacher at Albemarle High School, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on October 15, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the award, administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology, is considered the nation’s highest honor for K–12 mathematics and science teachers; William “Bill” Daly was a 2017 recipient of the award for secondary mathematics education, which also distinguishes him as the top secondary mathematics educator in Virginia; and

WHEREAS, an educator for over 30 years, Bill Daly has taught at Albemarle High School for the past 21 years, where he is admired by students and faculty alike for his ability to teach mathematics in an engaging and effective manner; and

WHEREAS, his courses, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Mathematics Analysis, are taught through the Math, Engineering & Science Academy at Albemarle High School, a four-year program Bill Daly helped design to prepare students for a career in engineering; and

WHEREAS, in his classroom, Bill Daly emphasizes problem-solving skills that can be applied beyond mathematics, often using open discussions to help lead his students to a deeper understanding of the mathematical principles he is teaching; and

WHEREAS, over the past three decades, Bill Daly has touched the lives of countless students, providing many of them with not only a solid grounding in mathematics but also the confidence to succeed; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend William Daly, mathematics teacher at Albemarle High School, on the occasion of his distinction as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to William Daly as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his years of service to the Commonwealth.