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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Mrs. Janet Pernell on her selection as the 2005 Milken National Educator.



Murphy, Frizzell, Buell




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Introduced

Second Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2006)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Mrs. Janet Pernell on her selection as the 2005 Milken National Educator.

    Whereas, The Milken National Educator Award is the nation's largest teacher recognition program;

    Whereas, This award was developed by the Milken Family Foundation to reward, retain, and attract the highest quality kindergarten through 12th grade teachers to the teaching profession;

    Whereas, 42 states participate in the Milken National Educator Awards;

    Whereas, Milken educators are selected by an independent blue ribbon committee appointed by the Department of Education from each of the 42 participating states;

    Whereas, This selection committee recommends the candidates directly to the Milken Family Foundation; there is no nomination or application procedure involved in this award;

    Whereas, To be nominated by the selection committee, the candidates must meet the following criteria: possess exceptional educational talent as evidenced by outstanding instructional practices in the classroom, school, and profession; make outstanding accomplishments and have strong long-range potential for professional and policy leadership; and have an engaging and inspiring presence

that motivates and affects students, colleagues, and community members;

    Whereas, Mrs. Janet Pernell fulfills all these requirements;

    Whereas, Mrs. Pernell, a 19-year educator, has spent her entire teaching career at Southport High School, where she teaches mathematics;

    Whereas, Mrs. Pernell received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Purdue University and a master's degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University;

    Whereas, In addition to her selection as the 2005 Milken National Educator, Mrs. Pernell has been nominated for the Disney Educator Award;

    Whereas, Mrs. Pernell sets high standards for all her students, accepts no excuses, and helps students find ways to succeed; and

    Whereas, Terry Thompson, principal of Southport High School, describes Mrs. Pernell as imaginative, child-centered, and stimulating, and, he says, more importantly, these are the words her students use to describe their beloved teacher: 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 congratulates Mrs. Janet Pernell on her selection as the 2005 Milken National Educator and recognizes her dedication to her students and her devotion to the youth of our state. We urge Mrs. Pernell to continue to encourage our young people to further their education and to strive to do their best.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Mrs. Janet Pernell and her family; Terry Thompson, principal of Southport High School; and Dr. H. Douglas Williams, superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Perry Township.