Honored In 2013
Named an Influential Indian by over 60 friends and family, the JEF is honored to add retired JISD teacher and East Side Principal Jean Mixon to the growing family of Influential Indians. Her name is synonymous with East Side, where she spent over 20 years teaching and 20 more as principal at the little red brick school. Jean is credited with developing a lifelong love of reading for so many of her students. According to her devoted fans, Jean was a role model not only to the children, but also to the entire faculty and staff. This award was presented to Jean Mixon at Convocation as a "Thank you for being the heart of East Side".