Dewberry Elementary

  • Opening Fall 2023

    Phone: 469-762-4285 (not currently active)
    Fax: 469-762-4286 (not currently active)

    About Mary Lou Dewberry

    Mary Lou Dewberry was a Forney ISD paraprofessional for 27 years, who had a huge impact on her students across 4 decades.  


    She was born Jan. 30 1933 in Forney Texas to James & Annie M Oliver. She attended Booker T. Washington School in Forney and graduated in 1949.


    She started her career in Forney ISD in 1966 during the last year of segregation at Booker T. Washington. She then spent a year at the 7th and 8th grade school before spending the majority of her career at Forney and Criswell elementary schools.  After working in the office at Forney Elementary office, she found her passion was as a kindergarten aide when early childhood education opened in 1973.  She retired from Criswell in 1993.  


    During her career she also raised 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls, that all attended and graduated from Forney High School, Pastor Gene Reddick, Charlotte Reddick Ardoin, Patricia Reddick Richardson, Phyllis Reddick Lyons, Frank Dewberry, Jr., and Jeff Dewberry.

Mary Lou Dewberry