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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Becky Dixon on receiving Scholastic Inc.'s 1999 Early Childhood Professional Award for kindergarten teachers.



Welch, Kruzan, Steele




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Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        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 Bloomington, Indiana;

    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 Partners;

    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



    Whereas, Teachers who instill in our youngest students the desire to learn are, perhaps, the most valuable asset to the state of Indiana and its citizens: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    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.