Our Isbell family commits to nurture and empower all students to reach their full potential.
Collaborating with one heart and one mind…celebrating every student.
Bert Isbell grew up in Pampa, Texas, and began his teaching career in Skellytown. There, in 1949, he met Eloise, another first-year teacher, and they married the following summer. Bert later took a job in Valley View, coaching football and boys’ basketball and baseball. While there, he finished his master’s degree at North Texas State before taking a job in Celina as a coach and junior high principal.
In 1961, they moved to Frisco and Bert became manager of the Triangle Lumberyard owned by Bill Christie. But Bert found that he missed teaching and joined Frisco ISD in 1962 as a sixth-grade teacher, assistant coach and bus driver.
When voters approved the first bond election to build Acker Elementary, Bert became its first principal – actually the first elementary principal ever in Frisco ISD – when it opened in 1963.
He held this position for 19 years before retiring in 1982, making him one of the longest-serving administrators in FISD history.
Eloise returned to teaching in 1965, and obtained her librarian certification at North Texas State. She became the librarian for the Frisco schools in 1968, a position she held for 18 years before retiring in 1986.
Between the two of them, they accumulated 54 years of experience as educators – 38 of those serving FISD students. The District is thankful for their legacy.
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.