2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Staples, Eaton, Scott, Shows
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING MRS. DEBORAH GRIFFIN UPON HER SELECTION AS 2004 TECHNOLOGY TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.
WHEREAS, Mrs. Deborah Griffin, a Northeast Jones High School teacher and Jones County Teacher of the Year, who provides informative insight, instruction and academic support to students in their efforts of understanding computer applications and information processing, was recently named 2004 Technology Teacher of the Year; and
WHEREAS, a ten-year teaching veteran, Mrs. Griffin, was selected from a pool of 800 educators in the state by the Mississippi Educational Computing Association (MECA) to receive the honor during a February ceremony; and
WHEREAS, a National Board Certified Teacher, a "Teach to the Future" Master Intel Teacher, and a member of Governor Barbour's Teacher Advisory Council, Mrs. Griffin holds an associate of arts degree from Jones County Junior College, a bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a masters in business/technology from Mississippi State University; and
WHEREAS, not only does Mrs. Griffin go the extra mile in the classroom, but she also sponsors several school organizations including Future Business Leaders of America and the Teenage Republicans; and
WHEREAS, enthusiastic about her teaching, this energetic educator continues to thrive professionally, while generating an elevated level of interests in her students, making her classroom an active learning environment, where students learn through a diversified hands-on approach; and
WHEREAS, over and beyond the numerous accolades she has received, Mrs. Griffin specifies that her most prized possession and accomplishment is to have the respect and appreciation of her present and former students; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize this dedicated educator who has brought honor to her school, her community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Mrs. Deborah Griffin for being named the 2004 Technology Teacher of the Year and extend to her our heartiest wishes for success in all her future professional and artistic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mrs. Deborah Griffin, Northeast Jones High School and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.