HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4711, by Representatives Rasmussen, Dorn and Wang


     WHEREAS, Teaching is an honorable profession, requiring a deep and abiding commitment from individuals entrusted with the task of educating our children; and

     WHEREAS, Children are motivated to learn through innovative and inspirational efforts of teachers in the classroom; and

     WHEREAS, Teachers must be recognized for such ability and effort; and

     WHEREAS, Pat Roberts-Dempsey, since 1969, has taught in the Bethel School District at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels; and

     WHEREAS, Along the way, Pat Roberts-Dempsey has worn the "hat" of teacher and counselor, disciplinarian and friend, all in the pursuit of motivating and educating the thousands of children who have come through her classrooms; and

     WHEREAS, The integrated curriculum at Challenger High School, an alternative education facility and one of the state's Schools for the 21st Century, enables Pat Roberts-Dempsey to work with children that she believes can succeed if given an opportunity to do so; and

     WHEREAS, Pat Roberts-Dempsey has taken a leadership role in focusing our attention on the educational system through her involvement in numerous professional, school district, and community organizations; and

     WHEREAS, The Washington Education Association recognized Pat Roberts-Dempsey as Washington State Teacher of the Year for 1991, an honor that is a testimony to the concern, sacrifice, and dedication she has shown while making a difference in our educational system;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor Pat Roberts-Dempsey for her efforts which so positively reflect upon herself, the teaching profession, the Bethel School District, and students who have been inspired by her; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Pat Roberts-Dempsey, the Washington Education Association, the Bethel School District, and Challenger High School.


         I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

        Resolution 4711 adopted by the House of Representatives

                             June 19, 1991.



           Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives