Current Status Bill Number:
673Type of Legislation: Senate Resolution SRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950328Primary Sponsor: SetzlerAll Sponsors: SetzlerDrafted Document Number: GJK\21620SD.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950328Subject: Kathleen Elam
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TO COMMEND KATHLEEN ELAM, A TEACHER AT Z. L. MADDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SPARTANBURG, UPON BEING AWARDED A CERTIFICATE BY THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS RECOGNIZING HER ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR.
Whereas, the members of the Senate are very pleased to learn that Kathleen Elam, a teacher at Z. L. Madden Elementary School in Spartanburg, has been awarded a certificate by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; and
Whereas, she is one of only eighty-one teachers in the United States who became nationally board certified by this prestigious organization, six of whom reside in South Carolina; and
Whereas, the board awards certificates to individuals who successfully meet the very high standards for national certification. The national certification program of the board recognizes teaching professionals who have been judged by their peers to be highly accomplished educators in a variety of settings, who have demonstrated the ability to make sound professional judgments about their students' best interests, and who have shown the ability to act effectively on those judgments; and
Whereas, South Carolina is indeed fortunate to have six teachers from our State who were certified by the board, and this is indicative of the fact that South Carolina's teachers are committed to their students, know the subject matter they teach, and have the ability to communicate to their students this subject matter through a number of teaching strategies; and
Whereas, the members of the Senate, by this resolution, would like to publicly recognize and commend Ms. Elam upon her receipt of this certification which attests to the fact that she is a highly accomplished and very effective teacher. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate hereby commend Kathleen Elam, a teacher at Z. L. Madden Elementary School in Spartanburg, upon being awarded a certificate by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recognizing her achievements and accomplishments as a professional educator.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Ms. Elam.