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File #: 2015-1842    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 7/14/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/14/2015 Final action: 7/14/2015
Enactment date: 7/14/2015 Enactment #: 436
Effective date: 7/14/2015    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of Pittsburgh recognizes the achievements of Dr. Kinchington and congratulates her for winning this prestigious award; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, July 14, 2015 to be "Dr. Kinchington Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Dan Gilman, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. GILMAN

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WHEREAS, Edwina Kinchington, an Instructional Teacher Leader at Pittsburgh Public Schools, has been named the 2015 Pennsylvania Outstanding Biology Teacher from the National Institute of Biology Teachers; and,

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Kinchington was a cancer researcher for eighteen years before she earned her teaching certificate. In 2009, she became a Biology and Bioinformatics teacher at Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy 6-12; and,

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Kinchington chairs the high school science department; is the instructional teacher leader of the body and behavior concentration; coordinates the school's senior research program; and advises the yearbook; and,

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Kinchington is an adviser for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Scholars program and collaborates with principal investigators at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University on research opportunities for students; and,

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Kinchington holds a Bachelor's Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of Pittsburgh recognizes the achievements of Dr. Kinchington and congratulates her for winning this prestigious award; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, July 14, 2015 to be “Dr. Kinchington Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.