2022 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Parker, Butler (38th), Jackson (11th)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING BECKI COPE OF PLEASANT HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN OLIVE BRANCH, MISSISSIPPI, FOR BEING NAMED AN EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATOR FOR 2022 BY CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES.
WHEREAS, Curriculum Associates created the Extraordinary Educators program to celebrate and connect Best-in-Class teachers from across the nation; and
WHEREAS, the 2022 Class of Extraordinary Educators includes an elite group of 35 K-8 educators from across the country who illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate classroom innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready and/or Ready instructional resources designed by Curriculum Associates in their classroom; and
WHEREAS, Becki Cope, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, was named as an inductee of the 2022 Class of Extraordinary Educators, as she personifies the ideals that Curriculum Associates set forth with the program; and
WHEREAS, Becki, who has been teaching for 18 years, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Morehead State University and a Fifth-Year Degree in Reading and Special Education from Northern Kentucky University, and currently teaches kindergarten at Pleasant Hill Elementary School; and
WHEREAS, Becki's passion for teaching began in childhood, she has always loved children, was always around teachers, including her mother who was a teacher for 37 years, and knew teaching was her destiny; and
WHEREAS, Becki enjoys the challenges of kindergarten students and finds their growth exciting, she believes in using data to teach, reteach, reinforce and enrich lessons; and
WHEREAS, since being inducted into the 2022 Class of Extraordinary Educators, Becki has received recognition locally and nationally, gained access to a network of peers from around the country, earned professional development opportunities, and will have the opportunity to attend the Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit in Boston, Massachusetts; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize and commend excellence in the accomplishments and remarkable service of educators of Mrs. Cope's exceptional caliber, who have tirelessly and selflessly devoted their lives to imparting light and knowledge into the bright scholars of this state:
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Becki Cope of Olive Branch, Mississippi, for being named as an inductee of the Curriculum Associates 2022 Class of Extraordinary Educators and extend sincerest wishes for continued success in all of her future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be presented to Becki Cope and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.