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Fannindel Superintendent Retires for Second Time

Fannindel ISD Superintendent H.L. Milton

In June of 2016 Fannindel ISD Superintendent Harvey Lynn Milton will finally retire from his current position he has held since 2006. He previously served as the school’s high school principal from 1960-79. In his 29 years Superintendent Milton has seen many honors highlighted by the Board of Trustees voting for the naming of the H.L. Milton Sports Complex and also in 2009 by presenting him with the H.L. Milton Community Hero Award.

In a family of educators, Milton began his education career teaching agriculture in Peacock, Texas in 1956.  He then moved on to teach science at Boles Home, coming to Ladonia as elementary principal in 1959 and high school principal in 1960, stated the school in a press release.  It goes on state he became Honey Grove High School Principal in 1979 and later promoted to superintendent in 1984.  He remained there until his first retirement in 2001.  He came out of retirement to serve as the Fannindel ISD Superintendent for 10 more years. 

His son, Robert Wayne, currently serves as high school principal at Fannindel High School and his daughter, Ruth Ann, teaches math at Honey Grove High School. As well as his grandson, Justin, who works at Rivercrest ISD as assistant elementary principal and girls’ athletic director and his granddaughter, Jordan, is currently pursuing her degree in education and works at the Dodd City schools.

Superintendent H.L. Milton has enjoyed his 56 years in education in Texas and Fannin County and is looking forward to his second retirement working on the farm and spending time with Patsy, his wife of 59 years.