H.R. No. 333
         WHEREAS, Russell Pennington of the Amarillo Independent
  School District received well-deserved recognition when he was
  named a Teacher of the Year by the Region 16 Education Service
  Center in August 2012; and
         WHEREAS, The winners of these prestigious annual awards are
  first nominated for consideration by their fellow faculty members,
  and they advance through district selections before becoming
  eligible for the regional honor; Mr. Pennington was picked from a
  field of six to earn the Secondary Teacher of the Year title; and
         WHEREAS, A geometry instructor at Caprock High School, this
  outstanding educator focuses on building confidence and
  self-esteem among the young people in his classes so that they feel
  more capable of mastering the subject matter at hand; and
         WHEREAS, Through his creativity, energy, and
  resourcefulness, Russell Pennington has inspired in his students a
  love of learning that will serve them well throughout their lives;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Russell Pennington on his
  selection as a Teacher of the Year by the Region 16 Education
  Service Center and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  success with his important work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Pennington as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 333 was adopted by the House on
  February 18, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House