RESOLUTION COMMENDING MATT DEAN – 2001 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 State 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 2001, 120 educators in 44 states received Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards in honor of their efforts on behalf of the nation’s schoolchildren; and
WHEREAS, for his exceptional educational talent, his outstanding accomplishment and his motivation of students, Matt Dean has been named as a 2001 Alabama recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and receives an unrestricted award of $25,000:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend Matt Dean, Buckhorn High School, Madison County Schools, as a recipient of a 2001 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend Mr. Elam Ray Swaim, Superintendent, Madison County Schools, and Mr. Tommy Ledbetter, Principal, Buckhorn High School, for their support of Mr. Dean and of public education.