Mrs. Perry, who was the namesake for Annette Perry Elementary School in south Mansfield, lost her battle with cancer.
"The Perry Elementary Campus Family is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Mrs. Perry," said Sondra Thomas, Perry Elementary Principal.Our thoughts are with the Perry family.
"She was a remarkable lady, and I feel very blessed to have known Annette. She enjoyed visiting the campus, and the students loved Mrs. Perry's visits.
"As a campus we will do our best to carry on her legacy that all students are capable of making great strides and reaching to new heights."
Annette Perry began her education career in the Head Start program in Mansfield ISD in the summer of 1970 followed by seven years at Alice Ponder Elementary. While teaching, Annette married Gerald Perry in 1978. She left the district to teach in Bryan ISD for two years before returning to Mansfield ISD for 25 years. She spent five years teaching in a self contained class at Mansfield 6th Grade with students who had a wide range of disabilities. Perry finished her career at Erma Nash Elementary teaching resource, STAR, FALS, and PPCD. She served as the Special Education Team Leader for many years at Erma Nash as well as helped develop and implement a successful Inclusion Program.
Annette Perry retired from Mansfield ISD in 2008 after 34 years as a dedicated educator. Annette Perry Elementary School opened in January 2010.