[Extensions of Remarks]
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                          HONORING MARK MADDEN


                          HON. DALE E. KILDEE

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, May 11, 2010

  Mr. KILDEE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Mark Madden 
as he retires as Superintendent of Atherton Community Schools in 
Burton, Michigan. A Mark Madden hour is planned at Atherton High School 
tomorrow to honor his work.
  Mark Madden started working for Atherton Community Schools in 1969 as 
an English teacher. Over the years he taught English, French, and Drama 
at Atherton Middle School, Atherton Senior High School and in the 
Atherton Adult Education program. Outside the classroom, Mark worked as 
the Red Cross sponsor for the Freshman and Junior Classes, was the 
advisor for the Foreign Study League, the producer of the Atherton 
Senior High School plays, was an announcer, scorekeeper and crowd 
control technician for sporting events.
  He initiated and coached the Varsity Tennis Team and the Junior 
Varsity Tennis Team. As a member of the Michigan High School Tennis 
Coaches Association, his commitment to the sport was recognized in 
2002, when he was inducted into the High School Tennis Coaches Hall of 
  Mark spent 32 years as a teacher, 4 years as a principal and 5 years 
as superintendent. In addition to his work with Atherton Community 
Schools, he also found time to teach English and Education at Baker 
College. He also participated in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program. 
He has been honored as Regional Tennis Coach of the Year, the Teacher 
of the Year and Northwood Institute Outstanding Influencer.
  Madam Speaker, I ask the House of Representatives to join me in 
applauding the outstanding work and contributions of Mark Madden. He 
has been a committed educator both in and out of the classroom and I 
wish him the best as he enters the next phase of his life.