_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Becky Dixon
on receiving Scholastic Inc.'s 1999 Early Childhood Professional
Award for kindergarten teachers.
Whereas, Becky Dixon received the Scholastic Inc. 1999
Early Childhood Professional Award for kindergarten
teachers during the recent National Association for the
Education of Young Children conference in New Orleans;
Whereas, Becky Dixon was among 10,000 teachers
nationwide who were nominated for the award;
Whereas, Adding to the honor of receiving this award is
the fact that Becky was nominated by the parents of her 1998
kindergarten students at Clear Creek Elementary School in
Whereas, This fact is significant since Becky Dixon
considers the parents of her students to be one of her most
important allies in teaching children;
Whereas, A poster on the wall outside Becky's classroom
aptly states her feeling about the importance of parent
participation in a child's education - Parents are Powerful
Whereas, Although Becky Dixon focuses on kindergartners, she also mentors Indiana University School of Education students and conducts workshops for veteran teachers on topics concerning early childhood education; and
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to
congratulate Becky Dixon on receiving Scholastic Inc.'s 1999 Early
Childhood Professional Award for kindergarten teachers. The Indiana
General Assembly also wishes to express its deepest appreciation for
the exemplary work she is doing with Indiana's kindergarten students.
Children who learn to love education at an early age stand a much
better chance of succeeding in life.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Becky Dixon and the principal of Clear Creek Elementary School, Bloomington, Indiana.