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The dedication ceremony for Jennie Reid Elementary was held on August 23, 1981.


Jennie Shireman Reid 1914-1978 Jennie Shireman Reid devoted her life to teaching and counseling students in La Porte. The love and respect she earned from her students and colleagues is an inspiration to those who know of her dedication. Her name will always be revered in the history of La Porte Independent School District.

Born: September 14, 1914; Lomax. Texas Education: Graduated from La Porte High School, La Porte, Texas, 1932, second in her class. B.A. in journalism, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, 1936. M.A. in counseling, Texas Womaen's University, Denton, Texas. Studied English, journalism and counseling, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. Work: 1932-1944. writing and advertising sales for News Tribune, Baytown, Texas and Dallas area newspapers. 1944-1978, classroom teacher and counselor, La Porte Schools. Honors: Who's Who in American Women, 1962-1978 Who's Who in the Southwest, 1966-1978 Lifetime member of P.T.A., 1964-1978 Member Delta Kappa Gamma (organization for honor teachers), 1967-1978.