HOUSE RESOLUTION NO.2009-4634, by Representatives Quall, Sullivan, Priest, Anderson, Maxwell, Dammeier, and Kenney

     WHEREAS, The Washington Constitution states that making ample provision for the education of all children residing in the state of Washington is the paramount duty of the state; and
     WHEREAS, The Washington Constitution states that the legislature shall provide for a general and uniform system of public schools; and
     WHEREAS, In order to provide children a quality education, there must be an excellent teacher in the classroom; and
     WHEREAS, Teachers deserve recognition for the education they provide students; and
     WHEREAS, There are over sixty thousand dedicated teachers in Washington State; and
     WHEREAS, Students are our future; and
     WHEREAS, Teachers are being asked to meet higher state and federal standards; and
     WHEREAS, Washington state students have had their education significantly enhanced by excellent teachers; and
     WHEREAS, One teacher is recognized each year for his or her excellence from the nine Educational Service Districts; and
     WHEREAS, Each year the nine Educational Service Districts select one teacher to be Washington's Teacher of the Year;
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives honor Susan Johnson, Language Arts Teacher at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School as the 2009 Washington State Teacher of the Year; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Susan Johnson.

I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of
Resolution 4634 adopted by the House of Representatives
April 13, 2009

Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk