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Stafford honored in Frisco

The June copy of Frisco Style magazine features long-time Frisco resident and teacher, Sue Stafford. Stafford was honored as Person of the Year by the magazine at a reception on May 31 at the Depot at the Frisco Heritage Center.

Stafford came to teach in Frisco during the 1970s and is currently a teacher at the Acker KEYS special programs center.

In addition to her love of education, Stafford is known for her dedication to helping others in need. She and key community leaders such as the late Gary Burns, Rick and Judith Reedy, Fire Chief Mack Borchardt, George and Debra Purefoy, and area church ministers, have long been active in seeking to help families in Frisco.

Prior to the establishment of Frisco Family Services, Stafford offered up her home as the site for clothing and furniture donations, helped organize the local holiday toy collection and delivery and helped with a community Thanksgiving dinner.

She is still active in benevolent work in the community. Stafford Middle School is named in her honor.

In thanking the magazine for her honor, Stafford focused on the unity that she has long seen in Frisco, between various churches, the city leadership, the business community and the school district.

“It didn’t matter that I wasn’t Baptist – I could call on First Baptist and they would come through. I could ask the Methodists for help – it didn’t matter that I wasn’t a Methodist. It got to the point I had to be careful about letting the word out about something a student needed or I would have three or four of the items on my desk by the end of the day,” she said.

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