86R17651 ST-D
  By: Wray H.R. No. 912
         WHEREAS, Randy Perry is retiring as superintendent of the
  Malakoff Independent School District on June 30, 2019, drawing to a
  close an exemplary career in education that has spanned 35 years;
         WHEREAS, Mr. Perry joined Malakoff ISD 13 years ago, and he
  served as principal of Malakoff High for five years before assuming
  the position of district superintendent in 2011; over the course of
  his tenure, Malakoff ISD has received two Blue Ribbon School
  awards, one for Malakoff Elementary in 2015 and the other for Tool
  Elementary in 2016, and both of the district's elementary schools
  have been honored by the U.S. Department of Education as
  high-performing and high-progress Title I schools; moreover, all of
  the Malakoff ISD campuses have earned far above the "met standard"
  requirement from the Texas Education Agency; and
         WHEREAS, Under Mr. Perry's guidance, Malakoff ISD has also
  developed a thriving catalogue of extracurricular activities; the
  football team reached the state championship game in 2018, and the
  basketball team was a regional qualifier; in addition, the district
  has worked to update its fine arts programs, and Malakoff High has
  finished in second and third place in the UIL One-Act Play state
  contest the past two years; and
         WHEREAS, Prior to joining Malakoff ISD, Mr. Perry worked as a
  teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, and
  principal; he holds a bachelor's degree in political science from
  The University of Texas at Arlington and a master's degree in
  education from Texas A&M University-Commerce; and
         WHEREAS, The Malakoff Independent School District has
  benefited immeasurably from Randy Perry's leadership,
  professionalism, and commitment to the success and well-being of
  area students, and his contributions will be remembered and
  appreciated for years to come; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Randy Perry on his retirement as
  superintendent of the Malakoff Independent School District and
  extend to him sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Perry as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.