Dean and Mildred Bennett
Dean Bennett graduated from 10th grade at Lake Dallas in 1931. At that time, 10th grade was the highest grade taught in his school. Those who wanted a high school diploma had to go to Denton or Lewisville to finish the 11th grade and 12th grade was not available. Mr. Bennett received his Bachelor’s degree from North Texas State Teacher’s College in 1936. He obtained his Master’s degree in 1941 also from North Texas State Teacher’s College.
After teaching in Farmers Valley, Big Spring, and Midland Independent School Districts, Dean came to McKinney I.S.D. and retired from MISD in 1978 after 24 years of service to the district. His professional organizations include; T.S.T.A., Elementary Principals Associations and The Collin County Retired Teachers Association.
Mildred Bennett is a retired educator with 37 total years of elementary and high school teaching experience.
She graduated from Cleburne High School in 1934. She then received her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State College for Women (now Texas Womans’ University). She later received her Master’s Degree from North Texas State Teacher’s College in Denton. Mildred worked in the Brownsboro I.S.D. from 1938 – 1939 before teaching in the Big Spring Independent School District. She then moved to McKinney where she started her teaching career in the in the fall of 1954.
Mildred taught Typing II, Shorthand I and II, and Secretarial Training. She had many students compete at the district and state levels.
Mildred retired from MISD in the spring of 1978 after teaching for 24 years in the district. Her professional organizations include; Texas State Teachers Association, Classroom Teachers Association, Secretarial Association, and the Collin County Retired Teachers Association where she served as the health and finance officer for two years and is currently the association’s historian.