Mcspedden Elementary school

Campus Namesake

Sonny and the late Joanne McSpedden have deep ties to the area – Joanne’s mother’s family, the Salmons, originally settled in Little Elm but ran the first hotel in the new railroad town of Frisco. Joanne began her schooling in Little Elm but came to high school in Frisco, where she met T.H. “Sonny” McSpedden Jr., son of the Frisco First Baptist Church’s beloved pastor “Brother Mac.”

Sonny McSpedden retired from American Airlines after a more than 30-year career. Joanne held many positions in Frisco even acting as the town’s newspaper reporter for a few years when her children were young. She retired from J.S. “Bill” Christie, Inc. after 26 years. He served two terms as a school board member during the years FISD built a new high school - now the site of Staley Middle School and Memorial Stadium and track - from 1970 through 1976.   She was very active in supporting the Frisco schools and the Heritage Association before her death in 2010.

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