RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF LYNN MCCAIN AS A RECIPIENT OF THE 2006 MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARDS
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 2006, 100 elementary educators in 48 states and the District of Columbia will receive Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards, and Lynn McCain was one of only two in Alabama to receive this prestigious award in honor of her efforts on behalf of the nation’s schoolchildren; and
WHEREAS, Ms. McCain, a teacher at J. E. Turner Elementary School in the Mobile County School System, is described as a strong and effective teacher in the classroom, and her knowledge of subject matter and passion for making a difference in the lives of children make her an exceptional educator:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend Lynn McCain for achieving this prestigious honor and becoming Alabama’s 23rd Milken Educator; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend Luann Rice, Principal of J. E. Turner Elementary School, and Dr. Harold Dodge, Superintendent of Mobile County Schools, for their support of Lynn McCain and of public education.
Done this 14th day of December 2006.