By Senators Rasmussen and Gaspard


         WHEREAS, The Bethel School District has earned a reputation for its innovative and pragmatic approach to education; and

         WHEREAS, The Bethel School District is one of the few districts in the state that is successfully integrating academic and vocational instruction; and

         WHEREAS, The Bethel School District currently boasts a number of outstanding teachers, among them the 1992 Washington State Teacher of the Year, Kathleen Paris; and

         WHEREAS, Kathleen Paris is a graduate of both Eastern Washington University and the University of Washington, and has studied at Whitworth College, Central Washington University and Seattle Pacific University; and

         WHEREAS, Kathleen Paris has spent twenty-one years teaching in Washington schools, the last five teaching biology and advanced placement biology at Bethel High School; and

         WHEREAS, Kathleen Paris also was the recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Washington in 1985, and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Education in 1989; and

         WHEREAS, Washington State has been selecting an outstanding individual for Teacher of the Year honors for the last three decades; and

         WHEREAS, The Washington State Senate recognized Kathleen Paris and her accomplishments on March 12, 1993;

         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor Kathleen Paris as the Washington State Teacher of the Year and acknowledge and commend her outstanding contributions in the field of education; and

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Kathleen Paris, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Judith Billings, and Superintendent of Bethel Schools, Don Berger.


I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1993-8635,

adopted by the Senate April 14, 1993.





Secretary of the Senate