HONORING THE SERVICE OF MR. ROBERT HAND; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 5
(Extensions of Remarks - January 10, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                         HON. SUZAN K. DelBENE

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, January 10, 2019

  Ms. DelBENE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Robert Hand who 
was named Teacher of the Year in Washington State. Mr. Hand is a family 
and consumer sciences teacher at Mount Vernon High School, in my 
district. This award goes to teachers who display an unwavering 
commitment to the success of their students.
  Mr. Hand has been teaching at Mount Vernon since 2013. He has taught 
Beginning Foods, Life After High School, and Careers in Education, 
Nutrition, and Leadership. Along with being an outstanding teacher, he 
has also held important roles throughout our community, including as an 
adviser for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and for 
the Social Justice Club.
  Mr. Hand's outreach to students extends beyond the classroom. His 
teachings often relate back to his students, in uplifting ways. Mr. 
Hand is a champion of diversity and has recognized the diversity of his 
students by displaying eleven flags in his classroom to celebrate their 
  He is working to continue critical investments in our teachers by 
helping to develop the Recruiting Washington Teachers program for the 
Professional Educator Standards Board. Because of his work, Washington 
students will have quality teachers and mentors for years to come.
  I want to thank Robert Hand for his commitment to serving his 
students and enriching the teaching profession in Washington State. 
Congratulations, Mr. Hand