2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Rogers (61st)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND KIM LAFONTAINE UPON BEING NAMED A MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD RECIPIENT.
WHEREAS, Kim LaFontaine of Pearl, Mississippi, a model teacher at Pearl High School, has been named as a recipient of the 2003 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award for her unceasing commitment and tireless devotion to education; and
WHEREAS, praised by students and teachers alike, who appreciate her care, concern and supportiveness, Ms. LaFontaine joins 41 other Mississippi educators who have been honored; and WHEREAS, the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards Program, established in 1985, provides public recognition and financial rewards to teachers, principals and other education professionals who are furthering excellence in education; and
WHEREAS, selected by a blue-ribbon panel chosen by the State Department of Education, nominees must have distinguished achievement in developing innovative educational curricula, programs or teaching methods, outstanding ability to instill in students sound values and self-confidence, commitment to professional development and excellence, and outstanding ability to develop children's understanding of the direct bearing that classroom activities and real world activities have on one another; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence and dedication to the State of Mississippi, especially when evidenced by Mississippi's premier educators:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Ms. Kim LaFontaine upon her selection as a recipient of a 2003 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Ms. Kim LaFontaine, Pearl High School and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.