Retired Seagoville High School teacher Jill Means passed away on Friday, April 17, in Gilmer, Texas. She also served as the head of the English Department at Seagoville High during her three decades at the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) school.
Miss Means attended East Texas State University (ETSU) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Spanish and Social Studies. The Gilmer native, who started her academic journey at Kilgore Junior College, later earned her Master of Arts degree at ETSU.
The veteran teacher began her career at Farmersville High School before finding a permanent home at Seagoville High. A former DISD Teacher of the Year recipient, she was also a sponsor of the school yearbook and numerous graduating senior classes.
Miss Means was impacted greatly by another Seagoville High teacher, the late James Ray Henry.
“James Ray Henry taught me more about life and kids than any college class could,” she once told the school newspaper, Dragon’s Tale.
A private graveside for Miss Means will be held for family and friends.
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