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April 7, 2013

Creighton 'refreshing' this month


Mary Creighton is hanging up her Mineral Wells ISD "hat" – along with pen, paper and camera – after working for the district in many capacities for 39 years.

On Thursday, the district will honor the longtime teacher, administrator and public relations director with a retirement reception, 3-4:30 p.m. at the hospitality room (P-1) in Ram Stadium.

Creighton said she retired from full-time work, theoretically, in 1999. She continued as part-time PR director. She was a liaison between the district and Index and she kept staff and schools aware of goings on and coordinated the district's partners-in-education honors.

In 2001, the Index tapped Mary as “Woman of the Year,” alongside “Man of the Year” Myron Crawford.

While she wasn't working for the district, Creighton was involved with numerous organizations, including serving as: president of the Woman' Club (a role she will occupy again soon); president of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Omicron Chapter; legislative chair for the local American Legion Auxiliary (beginning in July, she will be the state legislative chair); secretary of the Fort Wolters Gate Committee; and served once as chair of the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and was president of the chamber's women's forum.

She has been a member of the Friends of the National Vietnam Museum, Phi Delta Kappa, Junior History Club and Zonta Club and is an active member of Millsap Methodist Church.

Creighton is an educator. Her undergraduate education from the University of North Texas and  graduate studies and certifications from Tarleton State University were focused on this as a career goal.

But Creighton said it's time in 2013 to really retire and “refresh” (like on a computer).

“I'm beginning to think 13 has significance in my life,” she said. “I worked 13 years as PR rep, my phone extension while I was an administrator was 13, I have 13 grandchildren, I wore number 13 (and 14) while playing basketball in high school (in Alvord, Texas), and I'm retiring in 2013.”

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