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NPT Capitol: El Paso teacher honored in the Texas House

Candelario Barragan, a math teacher from El Dorado High school, was honored this morning in the Texas House with HR 2369

State Rep Joe Moody praised him for earning the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award – the an “Oscar” in the world of teaching.

“In a time when we talk too much about tests, has focused on the whole child,” Moody said.

Read the whole resolution after the jump.

–Ben Wright

WHEREAS, Candelario Barragan of El Paso has distinguished
himself as an outstanding educator in the Socorro Independent
School District; and
WHEREAS, The son of migrant farm workers, Cande Barragan
graduated as valedictorian of Bowie High School and went on to earn
a bachelor’s degree in math, cum laude, from The University of Texas
at El Paso; and
WHEREAS, Today, Mr. Barragan is a popular mathematics teacher
at El Dorado High School, where his enthusiastic and humorous
teaching style is known to include singing and dancing; moreover,
he dedicates his time to tutoring students before and after school,
and as a result, many of them go on to achieve a 98 percent passing
rate on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Barragan was named El Dorado’s 2006-2007 Teacher
of the Year, and in 2007, he was also one of four teachers in Texas
to earn the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award;
called the “Oscars of teaching” by Teacher Magazine, the awards
provide public recognition and financial rewards to elementary and
secondary schoolteachers, principals, and others who are
furthering excellence in education; and
WHEREAS, Children are the Lone Star State’s most precious
resource, and a quality education is vital in order for young people
to become successful adults; Cande Barragan demonstrates the
passion, determination, and commitment that are the hallmarks of
our best teachers, and he is indeed an exemplary role model in his
profession; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas
Legislature hereby commend Candelario Barragan for his exceptional
achievements in education 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. Barragan as an expression of high regard by the
Texas House of Representatives.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

May 26, 2009 at 9:48 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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