TRIBUTE TO KAITLIN VAN HEUSEN; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 92
(Senate - June 05, 2018)

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                     TRIBUTE TO KAITLIN VAN HEUSEN

 Mr. RUBIO. Mr. President, today I honor Kaitlin Van Heusen, 
the Bradford County Teacher of the Year from Bradford Union Technical 
Center in Starke, FL.
  After receiving this award, Kaitlin told her peers that her 
inspiration for teaching comes from the students taking her class. She 
finds these students to be the ones who are beginning to give up on 
teachers, the education system, and their own ability to succeed.
  Kaitlin takes special pride in watching her students walk across the 
stage at graduation and speaking in front of their peers. Her joy as an 
educator comes from seeing their initial struggles and witnessing the 
moment when it all finally comes together for them.
  Kaitlin graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 and Florida 
Gateway College in 2013. She is an agriculture and diversified career 
technology teacher and, since 2016, a Future Farmers of America adviser 
at Bradford-Union Technical Center.
  I express my sincere gratitude to Kaitlin for her dedication to 
teaching and wish her continued success in the years to come.