Almeta Crawford is a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a legendary educator who served for 49 years, 39 of which were with FBISD. She retired in 2018. Crawford worked at Dulles High School for more than 30 years and was named Teacher of the Year. Born in Silsbee, Texas, Crawford is a graduate of Texas Southern University and the product of many passionate and influential educators. For her, education is an experience where students and teachers share in the learning process and where student success is measured in growth.
Long before the District adopted its Profile of a Graduate, Crawford instilled the attributes in her students and fellow coworkers. She was a servant leader who remained purposeful in the classroom and dedicated to providing students with the best education possible.
Crawford is a lifelong learner who challenged herself and her students to think critically and grow into effective communicators. Crawford inspired many students to become educators, and a good number returned to FBISD. She was awarded the 2018 Jan DeBlance Memorial Award for Instructional Excellence by Abydos Literacy Learning and was a Diamond-Level Abydos Literacy Learning Trainer as well as a well-known, well-respected educator who is admired by her peers throughout the state.