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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  173

House concurrent resolution recognizing Debora Price’s outstanding educational leadership as principal of the Beeman Elementary School in New Haven

Offered by:  Representative Smith of New Haven

Whereas, since 1995, when she was only 31, Debora Price has served as principal of the Beeman Elementary School in New Haven, and

Whereas, throughout her decade-long tenure in this position, she has demonstrated initiative, innovative leadership, and ingenuity that demonstrates a special commitment to providing her students the highest quality educational experience, and

Whereas, Debora Price was always open to new ideas and attended workshops, seminars, and classes to sharpen her skills as an educator and as a leader, and

Whereas, she was a participant in the University of Vermont Snelling Center for Government’s leadership project and, using a shared leadership model involving teachers, staff, parents, and students, she applied her new knowledge to create a more dynamic educational institution, and

Whereas, in partnership with the Foundation for Excellent Schools, Debora Price established a mentoring relationship with nearby Middlebury College, resulting in enrichment programs for all Beeman Elementary School students and the establishment of critical friends groups which enabled the school’s faculty members to receive professional and personal support plus the strategies to help solve vexing educational problems, and

Whereas, she excelled as a grant writer, and the school was able to purchase new computer equipment and establish the healthy school team, a program designed to enhance the physical and emotional welfare of both students and teachers, as a result of her grant writing efforts, and

Whereas, the motto of Debora Price is “kids come first,” and her presence has improved immensely the school’s educational offerings, and

Whereas, the students, teachers, administrative staff, and the town at large are all grateful for her enduring contributions to the community, and

Whereas, after 10 exciting years, Debora Price is leaving the Beeman Elementary School to accept new professional challenges, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes Debora Price’s outstanding educational leadership as principal of the Beeman Elementary School in New Haven and wishes her good luck in the future, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Debora Price at the Beeman Elementary School in New Haven.




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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont