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CFBISD dedicates Nancy H Strickland Intermediate School

On Tuesday October 14, the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District officially dedicated Nancy H Strickland Intermediate School. The school is named for one of our much loved parishioners in recognition of her contribution to education in the area. Nancy also does a lot at St. Andrew's and for the Farmers Branch community.

Several St. Andrew's parishioners attended the dedication, including Fr. Reed and three vestry members.

Nancy's association with the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District began during the 1961 flu epidemic when Superintendent R.L. Turner called for residents with college degrees to work as substitute teachers. The following year, Nancy became a full-time English and History teacher at Vivian Field Junior High School, and a year later she transferred to R.L. Turner High School teaching Spanish. In 1975, Nancy moved to Newman Smith High School when it opened where she served as department chair. Following her retirement Nancy stayed active in the school district, culminating in her election to the CFBISD School Board of Trustees. She subsequently served four three-year terms on the Board.

The new school is beautifully designed. Nancy provided input into the school design, including the color scheme which has sand and earth colors that will hopefully have a calming influence on the kids! The school opened this school year and has approximately 450 students in 3rd to 5th grades.

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Thank you to the Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District for providing these photos.