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HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___




Introduced by: Pryor


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    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to honor the achievements of Wilson Reyes.
    
    Whereas, Wilson Reyes has served as an educator for 13 years;

    Whereas, Mr. Reyes was named the 2010 Teacher of the Year at Guion Creek Middle School;

    Whereas, Mr. Reyes teaches English and Spanish, directs and produces a school-wide television program, and coaches the football and softball teams;

    Whereas, Mr. Reyes is an activist in the Hispanic community, helping his students learn English in order to succeed in the classroom and helping Spanish-speaking parents get the information needed to play an important role in their children's education;

    Whereas, Mr. Reyes brings a unique skill set to the

classroom, using his experiences as an immigrant, military background, and entrepreneurial skills as a small business owner to address the variety of educational challenges faced every day by teachers;

    Whereas, Mr. Reyes was named a 2011 Milken Educator Award recipient;

    Whereas, The Milken Family Foundation's educator awards are known as the "Oscars of Teaching," awarded to only 40 teachers across the country in 2011; and,

    Whereas, The award represents a tremendous honor to Mr. Reyes for not only outstanding teaching, but also his sincere commitment to providing the highest standard of education: 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 congratulates Wilson Reyes on the occasion of his receiving a 2011 Milken Educator Award, honors him for his tireless dedication to his students and to improving education in Indiana, and thanks him for his devotion and hard work on behalf of his neighbors and his community.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Wilson Reyes.





DR 4808/DI ib

2012


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