HR 6_ Filed 02/13/2001

Introduced Version



Introduced by: Fry


        A RESOLUTION recognizing and honoring Shirley Hatfield upon her retirement from Moran Elementary School in Osceola, Indiana.

    Whereas, Shirley Hatfield has worked tirelessly for 30 years in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation at Moran and Osceola schools in Osceola, Indiana;

    Whereas, Most of those 30 years were spent as a teacher's aide, but Shirley was always willing to do whatever was necessary;

    Whereas, It is Shirley's great love for children that inspired her to come back year after year;

    Whereas, Shirley began her life as a school volunteer because her four children were attending these schools, but she found that she enjoyed it so much she continued long after her own children had graduated;

    Whereas, A role Shirley especially loved was helping children learn to read;

    Whereas, Shirley found that the secret to teaching, whether it is reading or any other subject, was to make it enjoyable;

    Whereas, Shirley's work frequently involved working with young children at the elementary level, a role she found tremendously rewarding;

    Whereas, Another part of the job she especially enjoyed was seeing how former students had grown up;

    Whereas, In her 30 years in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Shirley has worked with five principals and served under four superintendents;

    Whereas, Shirley's retirement has brought mixed feelings for the students and faculty of Moran School.They all will miss her greatly but know they will see her again;

    Whereas, Shirley, however, will never truly retire. She plans to continue as coordinator of volunteers; and

    Whereas, Shirley Hatfield has touched the lives of hundreds of students during her 30 years in the school system and each life is better because she touched it: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives wishes to thank Shirley Hatfield for the many contributions and countless hours she has given to the betterment of the educational system of Indiana and to recognize her tireless efforts that affected so many young lives.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Shirley Hatfield and her family.


HR 1508/DI 84



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