After 50 years in education and several months of well-wishes and send offs by colleagues, community members, former students, and many more – Jan. 31 marks D. Joseph Corr’s last day as North Colonie’s superintendent.
It also marks D. Joseph Corr Day in the Town of Colonie. Yes, that’s right. Not only is Mr. Corr a respected educator, but he’s now officially a part of history in Colonie.
Town of Colonie Supervisor Peter Crummey announced the proclamation at a retirement event for Mr. Corr held earlier this month at Siena College. “He’s one of Colonie’s titans,” said Crummey during his remarks to the large crowd.
Mr. Corr also received a proclamation in honor of his retirement from Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy.
“Colonie has been a huge part of my life for several decades,” said Mr. Corr. “This is a tremendous honor and something I will remember for the rest of my life.”
PROCLAMATION TO D. JOSEPH CORR
COMMENDING, North Colonie Superintendent D. Joseph Corr on 50 years of continued commitment to education; and
WHEREAS, D. Joseph Corr is being honored as he retires, effective Jan. 31, 2023, after 41 years of service from our North Colonie Central School District; and
WHEREAS, D. Joseph Corr has been highlighted and recognized by many accredited organizations including, NYS Council for Social Studies, Capital District Council for Social Studies, Office of the secretary of defense, and the National Association for Musical Education; and
WHEREAS, D. Joseph Corr has had a tremendous and positive impact on the lives of many young scholars, student-athletes, teachers, and administrators by instilling in them the important of education, teamwork, discipline, and attitude; and
WHEREAS, throughout his 41 years of dedication to the North Colonie School District he has worked tirelessly to promote the well-being of students, creating an environment that fosters the growth of the whole child and ensures access to meaningful learning and challenging learning opportunities for all students; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that I, Peter G. Crummey, duly elected Supervisor of the Town of Colonie, and on behalf of the Colonie Town Board, do hereby declare January 31, 62023 D. Joseph Corr Day in the Town of Colonie, County of Albany, State of New York.
Peter G. Crummey
Colonie Town Supervisor
Shaker High School ‘74