By Senators Kreidler, Amondson and Gaspard


     WHEREAS, Dr. John W. Gott will soon complete a tenure of twenty years as Superintendent of Schools for the North Thurston School District in Lacey, Washington; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. Gott has been recognized as an outstanding educational leader by his peers and others throughout the state and nation; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. Gott's forty-five year career in education has been characterized by his commitment to success for all students; and


     WHEREAS, As an alumnus of Washington State University, Dr. Gott has reflected credit upon one of this state's great universities; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. Gott's high level of integrity (except when playing cards and golf), innovative thinking, and visionary leadership have contributed to the public school system of the State of Washington and the nation; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. Gott has been honored in many deserving ways for his many contributions to education in Washington State; and


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate pay respect and honor to Dr. John Gott upon his retirement as Superintendent of the North Thurston School District; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate thank Dr. Gott for his years of service to the citizens of this state; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the President of the Senate to Dr. John Gott.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8692,

adopted by the Senate June 14, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate