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TO HONOR MR. MICHAEL SATTERFIELD, PRINCIPAL OF CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL, FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AS AN EDUCATOR, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES FOR MUCH CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS AS HE LEAVES CHAPIN TO TAKE ON NEW DUTIES.
Whereas, it is with great pleasure that the South Carolina General Assembly honors those individuals who give tirelessly of themselves to the welfare of this great state's most precious resource, its youth; and
Whereas, for the past five years, Mr. Michael Satterfield has provided outstanding leadership to the students, staff, and teachers of Chapin High School, which has soared to new heights of achievement under his aegis. A five-time Palmetto Gold winner, Chapin High is also a U.S. News & World Report Silver School, Cum Laude SAT and ACT award recipient, and National Blue Ribbon Award winner; and
Whereas, in preparation for his life's work, Mr. Satterfield earned a bachelor's degree at the University of South Carolina, followed by a master's degree and thirty additional hours of postgraduate studies at the same institution; and
Whereas, he began his career in education in 1981 when he became a teacher and coach at Chapin Elementary School. In 1994, he took up his duties as a new assistant principal, moving to Chapin High as principal in 2005; and
Whereas, during his tenure at Chapin High, Mr. Satterfield has made the aesthetics of the learning environment his priority. He had the Cecil Woolbright Stadium painted in a distinctive style, made much-needed repairs to the campus, adorned the front of the administration building with new signage proclaiming "Chapin High School" and "Home of the Eagles," and completed a favorite beautification project, the Chapin High Amphitheater Garden and Senior Nook; and
Whereas, school spirit rose with each improvement, and Mike Satterfield set about raising that school spirit even higher. He ensured that each student knew the Chapin alma mater and could sing it proudly, praised various student achievements, and instituted faculty tailgating and "Happy Fridays" to help keep the school a family-friendly place; and
Whereas, a student-centered principal, Mr. Satterfield attends a wide range of events featuring Chapin students and frequently enjoys grilling hotdogs for them; and
Whereas, married to Kathryn Satterfield, also an educator, Mike Satterfield is the proud father of three children, daughter Mary Rose Wood and sons Kent and John Satterfield, who have blessed their parents with two grandchildren. Away from school, in addition to enjoying the company of his family, Mike delights in restoring cars and attending car shows; and
Whereas, having set the bar of achievement high as Chapin High School's principal, Mike Satterfield will be remembered there with affection and gratitude for years to come, and the General Assembly wishes to extend sincere thanks for the fine legacy he is bequeathing Chapin High as he begins new challenges. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, honor Mr. Michael Satterfield, principal of Chapin High School, for his many years of dedicated service as an educator, and extend best wishes for much continued success and happiness as he leaves Chapin to take on new duties.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Michael Satterfield.
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