By David Miller,
with information from Rep. Penny Houston
ATLANTA — State Representative Penny Houston (R-Nashville) hosted Gwen Desselle at the Georgia House of Representatives.
During the visit, Representative Houston led the Georgia House of Representatives in passing House Resolution 1495, congratulating Desselle for being named the 2010 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
"I am pleased to see such a fine educator in Colquitt County receive this prestigious award," said Representative Houston. "Gwen's service is greatly appreciated, and she truly deserves this incredible honor."
As a teacher for 32 years, Desselle specializes in teaching social sciences and world and United States history. She has a concentration in teaching inclusion classes that combine regular and special education instruction at Colquitt County High School.
Editor's Note: A picture of Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman, Rep. Ed Rynders, Rep. Jay Powell, Gwen Desselle, Rep. Penny Houston, and Speaker David Ralston has been attached for your convenience.
Representative Penny Houston represents the citizens of District 170, which includes portions of Berrien, Colquitt, and Cook counties. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 1996, and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. She also serves on the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Banks & Banking, Budget and Fiscal Oversight and Ways and Means Committees.