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Don Jefferies is first a family man. He and his wife Linda have four grown children and five grandchildren. His professional life has been devoted to public education for over 45 years. He taught secondary history and sociology for 12 years and college level American History for 3 years. He has served as a secondary assistant principal, high school principal, deputy superintendent, and superintendent. He also taught Cognitive Intervention in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He has a BS in history and English, a MA in history, and over 80 semester hours of graduate work in school administration and leadership.
His highest awards have come from appreciative students, parents, teachers, and school board members. In addition, he earned the “Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Region IV Outstanding High School Principal Award” in 1990. In 2016, he was recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards as the “ESC 8 Regional Superintendent of the Year”. That same year he was also recognized by Discovery Education with the “2016 Lifetime Innovative Educator” award.