Hall of Fame Inductee
B.S., McMurry University
Girls' P.E., Asst. Coach Girls' Basketball
English Language Arts Teacher
This year's Teachers' Hall of Fame winner honored at the annual Mineral Wells High School 50 Year Club Reunion was Mrs. June Roden. She graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1949 and from McMurry University in Abilene with a Bachelor of Science.
After meeting her husband-to-be at Mcmurry, they married and eventually made their way back to Mineral Wells to establish their home. She entered the MWISD system where she filled many different positions: Girls' PE, assistant coach for girls' basketball, and English/Language Arts teacher. She taught many of our friends and then their daughters. Did any of their granddaughters pass her way?
She has been described by some of her former students as a real pro - determined to make them physically fit, having them "dress out" every day, warm up with jumping jacks and drills and play intramural basketball. She taught health and first aid as serious courses - no worming out of her classes!
Another said she was what all coaches should be: the compliments do not come any higher. She was introduced at the Induction Ceremony of the Class of 1962 in the Mineral Wells High School auditorium by Marguriete Crum, Secretary of the 50 Year Club.
Each year a Teacher's Hall of Fame plaque is made to honor the teacher chosen. They are displayed in the meeting room of the Mineral Wells High School 50 Year Club. They will later be moved to the club's offices in the restored Home Economic Building.
Mrs. June Roden will join Mrs. Winnie Fiedler, Coach Pat Simmons, and Miss Laura Wallace in this honorable position.