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File #: 33161    Version: 1 Name: Honoring the life and service of educator Bruce A. Dahmen.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 2/25/2014 Final action: 2/25/2014
Enactment date: 2/28/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00126
Title: Honoring the life and service of educator Bruce A. Dahmen.
Sponsors: Mark Clear, Paul R. Soglin, Chris Schmidt, Scott J. Resnick, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Lauren Cnare, Denise DeMarb, Sue Ellingson, Steve King, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, John Strasser, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
2/25/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/18/20141 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.

Honoring the life and service of educator Bruce A. Dahmen.

WHEREAS, Bruce Dahmen was born on June 2, 1952 and grew up in Middleton; and

WHEREAS, Bruce’s long relationship with James Madison Memorial High School began in 1970, when, playing for Middleton, he inadvertently, or perhaps prophetically, won the opening tip, turned the wrong way, and scored an uncontested layup on Memorial’s basket; and

WHEREAS, Bruce earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1974, and, turning the right way this time, began his career at Memorial as a student teacher; and

WHEREAS, Bruce spent his entire 40-year career at JMM where he affected the lives of countless young people as a Business and Marketing Teacher for 23 years, Assistant Principal for 8 years, and Principal since 2005, earning his Masters in Educational Administration from UW -Madison along the way; and

WHEREAS, Bruce helped launch many Memorial students into entrepreneurial careers, including his two sons, who opened Dahmen’s Pizza Place next to Memorial in 2010; and

WHEREAS, Bruce coached football, baseball and basketball in various capacities at Memorial for 30 years totaling 77 seasons; and

WHEREAS, Bruce treated all students equally, saw each one of them worthy of attention and respect and always encouraged them to, “Make good decisions,” at every opportunity; and

WHEREAS, Memorial Educational Resource Officer Greg Hanson wrote these words on February 14:

“I took a look around today at the students, teachers and administrative staff and all I could see is Mr. Dahmen's "fingerprints." I walked about the school and found evidence of him everywhere: in the eyes and hearts of students, current and former alike, as well as in their many accomplishments and achievements. I noticed the signs posted around school explaining "The Memorial Way," which is about being RESPECTFUL: of yourself, of others and of the school. Th...

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