Everyone knows that Reba Cobb Carroll loves Frisco and the Frisco ISD because she shows it. For 30 years she was a leading ambassador for the school system – one of the first persons people moving to the area would talk to or meet. She made a warm impression that added to that small-town friendly feeling that attracted newcomers and kept others here.
Reba was born in Frisco in 1932 and attended Frisco schools, graduating in 1949. She loved her school experiences and after graduation she married Joe Carroll in the fall of 1949. Children Debbie and Danny came along in the 50s and as they entered elementary school Reba became active in the Frisco Parent Teacher Association, serving as Vice-President and as President for two years each. She is proud to have been honored as a life member of the PTA.
Reba also served as President of the First Band-Aide Club for the newly formed Frisco High School Band, in which Debbie was a member. Reba then began working for the Frisco Independent School District - first as the Secretary to Acker Elementary Principal Mr. Bert Isbell. Later, she transferred to the Frisco Middle School and then to Frisco High School. In 1978, she made the final advancement of her career to become Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Justin Wakeland. Together they started the very popular senior citizen’s lunch that continues today.
Dr. Wakeland retired in 1997 and she worked for Dr. Reedy during his first year as Superintendent, retiring in 1998 at the age of sixty-five. Her legacy of service continues as Debbie has worked for the Frisco ISD for over twenty years as a teacher, counselor, and principal at Rogers Elementary School and at Curtsinger Elementary School. Danny serves as the Operations Manager for the City of Frisco and his wife, Kim, works in the FISD technology department at Staley Middle School. Their three grandchildren have been active FISD students as well.