Record #: R2022-1180   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/16/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Sal Cannella on retirement as principal of Swift Elementary
Sponsors: Osterman, Harry
Attachments: 1. R2022-1180.pdf

AldermAn Harry Osterman





November 16th, 2022

Resolution: Sal Cannella


WHERE AS, The members of the City Council of Chicago, wish to recognize the many accomplishments of Sal Cannella throughout his career; and


WHEREAS, Sal Cannella retired as Principal of Swift Elementary at the end of the 2021-2022 school year; and


WHEREAS, The City Council has been notified of his retirement by The Honorable Harry Osterman, Alderman ofthe 48th Ward; arid


WHEREAS, Principal Cannella began his career as a middle school teacher at Washington D. Smyser Elementary School, where, he oversaw curriculum mapping for reading and science programs and was a 2-time nominee for the Golden Apple Award for exemplary teaching; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Cannella took on a leadership role at Smyser Elementary as a Local School Council TeacherRepresentative for two years and as the Team leader-of his grade level forseven years; and


WHEREAS, following his tenure at Smyser Hjementary, Mr. Cannella became a Counselor at William Dever Elementary, where he worked collaboratively with his colleagues and the school community to promote the intellectual and emotional needs of students, including managing the Special Education Team; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Cannella served as Assistant Principal of George P. Swift Specialty School for eight; years, throughout which he worked with Swift staff to grow the climate and culture of the Swift community; and











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WHEREAS; Principal Cannella took on the rote of Principal at Swift in 2015, where he worked to achieve goals across academic disciplines and create a positive and meaningful context for learning; and


WHEREAS, undeiythe leadership of Principal Cannella, Swift Specialty School maintained a Level, 1 + rating and-remained an example of a productive,- safe, and purposeful environment for student academic growth; and


BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members ofthe City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered here this day of November 16th. 2022 do hereby express our gratitude for the service of Principal Sal Cannella, and extend to him our congratulations on his retirement; and

Harry Osterman Alderman, 48th Ward


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That suitable copies ofthis resolution be printed to Sal Cannella as a token of our gratitude.