By Telford                                      H.C.R. No. 36

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                             HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 1-1           WHEREAS, After five years of outstanding service, Anne Farris

 1-2     is resigning as superintendent of the De Kalb Independent School

 1-3     District, and although she will be missed by her friends and

 1-4     colleagues, her exemplary tenure in this post will long be felt by

 1-5     the De Kalb community for the lasting legacy of achievement she

 1-6     leaves behind; and

 1-7           WHEREAS, Educated at East Texas State University in Commerce,

 1-8     Ms. Farris began her career in education as an English teacher at

 1-9     Hooks High School, and in the years that followed she held a number

1-10     of teaching and counseling positions at public schools throughout

1-11     Bowie County, as well as at Texarkana Community College; and

1-12           WHEREAS, From 1986 to 1991, Ms. Farris served as a principal

1-13     in Lazbuddie, where she embraced the challenge of her new

1-14     responsibilities and garnered valuable administrative experience;

1-15     in 1991 she received her superintendent certification from West

1-16     Texas State University in Canyon and returned home to serve as

1-17     superintendent of the De Kalb Independent School District; and

1-18           WHEREAS, Ms. Farris's skill and dedication have often been

1-19     recognized by her professional peers, and she is a past committee

1-20     chair of the Texas School Counselors Association and has served as

1-21     president of the Northeast Texas Counselor Association; an active

1-22     member of numerous educators' organizations, she was recognized in

1-23     Who's Who in Education in 1987; and

1-24           WHEREAS, For more than three decades, Anne Farris's career as

 2-1     a teacher, counselor, and principal has had an incalculable effect

 2-2     on the thousands of students and colleagues whose lives she has

 2-3     touched, and it is indeed fitting that she be recognized for her

 2-4     efforts at this time; now, therefore, be it

 2-5           RESOLVED, That the 75th Legislature of the State of Texas

 2-6     hereby congratulate Anne Farris on a lifetime of superior service

 2-7     as an educator and extend to her sincere best wishes for continued

 2-8     success and happiness in the years to come; and, be it further

 2-9           RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be

2-10     prepared for Ms. Farris as an expression of high regard by the

2-11     Texas House of Representatives and Senate.