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Sponsors: Rep. J.R. Smith
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Introduced in the House on May 10, 2005
Adopted by the House on May 10, 2005
Summary: Margaret G. Mullen
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Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/10/2005 House Introduced and adopted HJ-25
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TO EXPRESS THE APPRECIATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO MARGARET G. MULLEN FOR HER LASTING COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION UPON HER RETIREMENT AS PRINCIPAL OF MIDLAND VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ON JUNE 30, 2005, AND EXTEND TO HER BEST WISHES IN ALL OF HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, it is with great pleasure that the members of the House of Representatives pause in their deliberations to recognize South Carolinians who are dedicated to giving their time and energy to helping build a sense of togetherness and developing young minds in their communities; and
Whereas, it is appropriate to recognize the great achievements of those who labor in the field of education and to encourage these individuals who continue to inspire children year after year; and
Whereas, born in Johnston, South Carolina, Margaret G. Mullen is the daughter of Dr. Sam Garrison and the late Mrs. Lois Miley Garrison; and
Whereas, a graduate of Strom Thurmond High School in 1968 where she was a cheerleader, graduation marshal, member of Beta Club and annual staff, Mrs. Mullen continued on to Clemson University, where she served on the Women's Student Association and was both Rush Chairman and President of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, earning a degree in secondary education and a minor in French in 1972; and
Whereas, Mrs. Mullen continued in her education and received a Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration in 1978 from the University of South Carolina while teaching; and
Whereas, married to Mr. John Mullen III, a retired mortgage broker, for thirty-three years, Mrs. Mullen has two sons, Sam, 26, who is completing his third and final year as a teacher in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program in Hiroshima, Japan, and Tom, 24, who is a second-year MD/Ph.D student at the Medical University of South Carolina; and
Whereas, teaching French at Horace Sisk Junior High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mrs. Mullen moved with her husband to Aiken in 1975, where she worked as a teacher and school administrator at the Aiken Youth Correction Center for nearly eleven years; and
Whereas, being named Assistant Principal to Midland Valley High School in 1986, Mrs. Mullen served in that capacity for twelve years before becoming Principal of Midland Valley in 1998; and
Whereas, a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Mrs. Mullen has received commendation from her peers and validation for her work in the presentation of training sessions on school safety, crisis management, and textbook management; and
Whereas, during her time as principal, her hard work and dedication have contributed to the extensive acclaim that has come to Midland Valley High School and its many celebrated successes on the state level, including excelling on the state report card, where Midland Valley received an absolute performance rating of "good" for the past four years and an improvement rating of excellent in 2004, and receiving the 2004 Palmetto Gold Award; and
Whereas, Mrs. Mullen has also lead Midland Valley in acquiring national praise in adequate yearly progress as measured by the No Child Left Behind Act; and
Whereas, Mrs. Mullen remains as dedicated to her students and to the furtherance of public education as she was when she began her career as an educator over thirty years ago, considering progress accomplished with students, parents, and faculty of Midland Valley High School as one of the greatest and most fulfilling experiences of her life. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved that the members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, express their appreciation to Mrs. Margaret G. Mullen for her lasting commitment to education upon her retirement as Principal of Midland Valley High School on June 30, 2005, and extend to her best wishes in all her future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Margaret G. Mullen.
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