Our Elliott Community celebrates and empowers ALL children - who they are and who they will become.
Edris Elliott was born in 1919 in Greenville, Texas. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1937 and from what is now Texas A&M-Commerce in 1941. She started her teaching career in Kingsville, Texas, but soon she accepted an offer to teach home economics in Frisco in 1942. When Edris first came to Frisco, she lived in the home of Sam Curtsinger, along with other young women just beginning their teaching careers.
Edris taught every grade level, 1 through 12, over her four decades with the Frisco ISD. She never shied from volunteering for additional duties, including as senior class sponsor for the class of 1948 and pep squad director throughout the 40s. In 1973, she was honored as Frisco ISD Teacher of the Year while teaching second grade at Acker Elementary.
She was a lifetime PTA member and avid supporter of numerous extracurricular activities of Frisco ISD, particularly the Frisco High School band in its early years. She was also a Sunday school teacher at the Frisco Methodist Church and an active member of her church community with her husband Bernice.
Former students spoke highly of her impact on their lives, as many of them stayed and raised their families in the area. An anonymous tribute from a former student was published in the local newspaper when she passed away in 1976: "To teach means to help to learn, inform, train and show how. Edris did all this and much more. Edris was our friend, our teacher, our leader. You might say she was a heroine, the woman that was admired for great deeds and noble qualities. Edris lives today, her influence lives in all her students."
If your child is absent from school, please contact the campus with this form before 8:30 AM. Phone calls are a courtesy, but this form is the only means for official absence reporting.
Reportar una Ausencia
Si su niño(a) está ausente de la escuela, por favor comuníquese con la escuela usando este formulario antes de las 8:30 AM. Las llamadas son por cortesía, pero este formulario es la única manera de reportar oficialmente la ausencia.