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RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

JOINT CONCURRENT HOUSE RESOLUTION

State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution


H.C.R. 173

House concurrent resolution congratulating Mary Lou Smith on her designation as the 2007 Vermont Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Offered by:  Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Partridge of Windham, Deen of Westminster and Mrowicki of Putney

Whereas, physical education teachers in our state’s elementary and middle schools play an important role in motivating their students to stay active, fit, and healthy, and

Whereas, the Vermont Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance annually recognizes an elementary physical education teacher who has demonstrated outstanding skills working with youngsters and who serves as an exemplary role model for students, and

Whereas, in 2007, the association selected, as the Vermont Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Mary Lou Smith, a teacher in the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union district who serves on the faculties of both the Bellows Falls Middle School and the Saxtons River Elementary School, and

Whereas, Mary Lou Smith has earned the respect of students, faculty, and school administrators in the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union district, and all were delighted to learn that she had won this award, and

Whereas, she has the reputation for developing meticulous lesson plans, and

Whereas, this Windham County teacher credits her students with improving her teaching skills because the youngsters are always challenging her to do better, and she similarly strives to inspire her students, and

Whereas, Mary Lou Smith stresses that educating students is a collaborative process among the faculty members at her schools, and

Whereas, she makes a 100-percent effort in the classroom and gymnasium and on the playing field to instill in her students the importance of exercise and good sportsmanship, and

Whereas, Mary Lou Smith was formally honored when the award was presented to her during the association’s 2007 conference held in Killington, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Mary Lou Smith on her designation as the 2007 Vermont Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mary Lou Smith at the Bellows Falls Middle School.

         



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