History and Facts
Anna May Daulton was born Feb. 10, 1918, in Dallas, the daughter of Carl B. and Beulah Blevins Howard. She graduated from North Texas State Teachers College in Denton in 1939, with a degree in Elementary Education. Within the same year, she married C.R. Daulton in Fort Worth.
She searched for a teaching position in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, but found none because of her “married” status. After hearing of a teacher opening at Rendon, she decided to try her luck there. Because she had no car, her father drove her to Rendon to complete an application. She was told she would need to interview with each trustee before being hired. Mrs. Daulton and her father proceeded to each trustee’s home for a visit and she was hired to begin teaching fall of 1942.
At various times she taught in all of the nine grades offered at the Rendon School and remembers when the State of Texas added the twelfth-year requirement for student graduation.
Funny stories abound in her recollection of the “early days.” One concerns a boy who ran in from recess crying that his friend had called him a terrible name. After much questioning, he finally revealed that the friend had called him “skinny!” Relieved, Mrs. Daulton added that she would have loved it if the boy had called her skinny! She adds that today a name of insult would be quite different than it was then.
Mrs. Daulton once remarked, “Although some things fade in my memory as years go by, the experiences from my days of teaching remain vivid. I still feel a tug on my heart in the fall when I see children and teachers beginning another school year together; and in the spring remembering the feeling of closure on the last day of the school year. Rendon is where it all happened for me!”
Mrs. Daulton taught school in the Mansfield school district for 30 years and passed away on June 1, 2006. Anna May Daulton Elementary opened August 2006.
School Mascot - Dragons
School Colors - Green & White
Grades Taught - Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade
School Clubs & Organizations
Art Club - Sponsor: Diane Lamar
Battle of the Books - Sponsors: Valerie Brookby
Choir - Sponsor: Tracy Edwards
Dashers - Sponsor: Tracy Stapp
Robotics - Sponsor: Maggie Williams
Student Council - Sponsor: LaKeisha Hickerson