RESOLUTION COMMENDING STONEY BEAVERS, 2005 RECIPIENT OF THE MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION
NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD
WHEREAS, the Alabama State Board of Education supports efforts to reward Alabama’s outstanding educators for their contributions to the educational experiences of Alabama’s students; and
WHEREAS, the Milken Family Foundation and the Alabama Department of Education provide Alabama teachers the opportunity to participate in the National Educator Awards; and
WHEREAS, the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards were established in 1985 to acknowledge educators’ crucial contributions to our national well-being, and to provide public recognition and financial rewards to talented elementary and secondary educators; and
WHEREAS, in 2005, 100 secondary educators in 48 states and the District of Columbia will receive Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards, and Mr. Stoney Beavers was one of only two in Alabama to receive this impressive award in honor of his efforts on behalf of the nation’s schoolchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Beavers, a tenth through twelfth grade teacher at Cleveland High School, continually seeks ways to provide the needed resources to support classroom instruction that will gain and maintain the students’ attention, whether it is grant writing, fundraising, or personal resources and utilizes the best strategies for teaching in his classroom or leading a systemwide committee to enhance instruction:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend Stoney Beavers for achieving this prestigious honor and becoming Alabama’s 21st Milken Educator; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend Mr. James E. Carr, Superintendent of the Blount County School System, Ms. Denise Martin, Principal, and Cleveland High School for their support of public education.
Done this 8th day of December 2005.