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Full Text of HR1017  97th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are pleased to congratulate Steve K. Humphrey
4on the occasion of his retirement as Superintendent of DuPage
5High School District 88 after many years of service; and
6    WHEREAS, Steve Humphrey earned his bachelor's degree and
7master's degree from Western Illinois University and his
8doctorate from Illinois State University; and
9    WHEREAS, Steve Humphrey began his career at Brown County
10High School in Mt. Sterling in 1970; while at Brown County, he
11taught 7th-grade and 8th-grade social studies and high school
12history; in 1973, he began his administrative career by serving
13as the principal of Seymour High School in Payson; in 1976, he
14moved to Thornridge High School in Dolton, where he served as
15an administrative assistant and assistant principal until
161987; from 1987 to 1993, he served as assistant superintendent
17of Thornton High School District 205; from 1993 to 2001, he
18served as superintendent of Crete-Monee School District 201U;
19in 2001, he moved to DuPage High School District 88, where he
20served as superintendent of the District until his retirement
21in June of 2012; and
22    WHEREAS, During his career, Steve Humphrey was



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1instrumental in numerous initiatives to improve the districts
2he has worked in, including the passing of a $104.7-million
3referendum to modernize the infrastructure and learning
4environments of the schools in DuPage High School District 88,
5Addison Trail High School and Willowbrook High School, in April
6of 2007; he has led innovative and creative programs that
7support student learning and comply with all federal and State
8mandates, from business partnership councils to college and
9career readiness programs; and
10    WHEREAS, Under Steve Humphrey's leadership, the 2 high
11schools in DuPage High School District 88 were named Top
12Schools in America from 2008 to the present by Newsweek and the
13Washington Post; and
14    WHEREAS, Steve Humphrey has been a member of several
15professional and community organizations, including the
16Consortium for Educational Change, the America Association of
17School Administrators, the Association for Supervision and
18Curriculum Development, the Illinois Association for
19Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Illinois
20Principal's Association, the Illinois State University
21Administrators Club, the South Holland Lions Club, the South
22Suburban Hospice Organization, Aunt Martha's Youth
23Organization, the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce, the
24Addison Association of Industry and Commerce, the Addison



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1Intergovernmental Team, the Addison Unity Task Force, the
2Addison Business-Education Partnership, Partners for Inspired
3Education Foundation, the District 88 Foundation, the Villa
4Park Rotary Club, and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce; and
5    WHEREAS, Steve Humphrey serves as a model of hard work,
6integrity, and dedication for the people of the State of
7Illinois; therefore, be it
10we congratulate Steve K. Humphrey on the occasion of his
11retirement, thank him for his many years of dedicated service
12to the people of the State of Illinois and DuPage High School
13District 88, and wish him many happy and healthy retirement
14years; and be it further
15    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
16presented to Steve Humphrey as a symbol of our esteem and