H.R. No. 1649
         WHEREAS, Ashley Rivera has been named the 2019 Area 1
  Elementary Teacher of the Year in the Austin Independent School
  District; and
         WHEREAS, A solid education is vital for young people to
  become successful and productive adults, and those men and women
  who dedicate their careers to teaching make a positive difference
  in the lives of their students and in the greater community; and
         WHEREAS, In her role as chair of the special education
  department at Blazier Elementary School, Ms. Rivera has worked
  tirelessly to promote community and school collaboration and to
  help her students achieve independence, drawing on her background
  in clinical behavioral therapy; now in her third year of teaching,
  she was recognized as a 2016-2017 Teacher of Promise during her
  first year on the job; and
         WHEREAS, Ashley Rivera exemplifies the passion,
  determination, and innovative spirit that are the hallmarks of our
  best educators, and she has set a standard of excellence to which
  all in her profession may aspire; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Ashley Rivera on her selection as
  the 2019 Area 1 Elementary Teacher of the Year in the Austin
  Independent School District and extend to her sincere best wishes
  for continued success with her important work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Rivera as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1649 was adopted by the House on May
  24, 2019, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House