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Local Mansfield ISD Trailblazer & Teacher Brenda Norwood Gets Elementary School Namesake

Nov 15, 2017 07:20PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Norwood with some students.

The Mansfield ISD school board officially approved the namesakes for the district’s newest educational facilities, and one of these includes Brenda Norwood, who will have her an elementary school named after her. 

This new school is set to open in 2019, built under the May 2017 bond package.

Norwood has been an influence in MISD's educational history. Not only was she one of the first to graduate from an integrated high school in 1966, she was also involved in the district as a teacher for more than 40 years. 

Norwood was the first African-American employee of MISD with more than 40 years of service.

Though retired now, Norwood volunteers and substitutes at MISD campuses and was commended for her positivity and love of children.

Each namesake was unanimously recommended by the Facility Naming Committee, which consisted of two board members, three staff members and two community members. The school board unanimously approved the recommendations at the regular board meeting on Aug. 22.

For a full list of new schools and their affiliated names, head here.

To view the project's schedule, head here.

Sources courtesy of Mansfield ISD. 

Hometown Hero: Brenda Norwood

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