RESOLUTION COMMENDING GWENDALYN CHILDS, 2002 RECIPIENT OF THE MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION
NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD
WHEREAS, the 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 2002, 100 educators in 46 states received Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards in honor of their efforts on behalf of the nation’s schoolchildren; and
WHEREAS, for her exceptional educational talent, her outstanding accomplishment, and her motivation of students, Gwendalyn Childs has been named as a 2002 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 State Board of Education does hereby commend Gwendalyn Childs, Vestavia Hills Elementary School-East, Vestavia Hills City Schools, as a recipient of a 2002 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby commend Dr. Jamie Blair, Superintendent, Vestavia Hills City Schools; Dr. Mark Richardson, Principal, Vestavia Hills Elementary School-East; and the students, staff, and parents of Vestavia Hills Elementary School-East for their support of Ms. Childs and of public education.