HJ499: Commending Jennifer Rodgers.

Offered March 2, 2020
Commending Jennifer Rodgers.
Patrons-- Subramanyam; Senator: Bell

WHEREAS, Jennifer Rodgers, a United States government and politics teacher at Dominion High School in Sterling, was honored as the Region 4 Teacher of the Year and the Loudoun County Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Region 4 Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Virginia Department of Education, was announced at a school-wide assembly by First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam, who noted Jennifer Rodgers’ ability “to bring the world of government, politics, and international relations to life” for her students; and

WHEREAS, a graduate of the University of Virginia, Jennifer Rodgers began teaching at Dominion High School in 2005, developing an impressive career as an educator willing to pursue bold and innovative programs; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Rodgers’ signature achievement is the Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit, an event that brings hundreds of students from around the world to the Commonwealth each year to solve global issues of the day; as the program’s founder and director, Jennifer Rodgers has raised more than $75,000 in support of the program; and

WHEREAS, by creating engaging and thought-provoking educational opportunities that expand her students’ perspectives on the world, Jennifer Rodgers has contributed greatly to the likelihood of their success both in and out of the classroom; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Jennifer Rodgers, a United States government and politics teacher at Dominion High School, for being recognized as the 2019 Region 4 Teacher of the Year; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Jennifer Rodgers as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for her service on behalf of Loudoun County and the Commonwealth.