Spurger ISD held a celebration for the dedication of the Joseph R. Fisher Media Center on July 18 led by Kendall Smith, Superintendent.
In attendance was Mr. Fisher's parents Glenda and Carl Fisher, his son Zack Fisher (a senior at Spurger HS), members of the Spurger ISD Board and staff, representatives from area school districts, and representatives of Educational Service Center 5.
Joe Fisher dedicated his life to children. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Fisher spent 22 years in education, 10 of those years at Spurger ISD. Fisher first joined the district as elementary principal and then as superintendent, before his life was cut short by cancer June 26, 2015.
He was dedicated to children and education and had a profound love for reading.
Fisher had a vision of having benches under the trees so that kids could sit in the shade and read. For this reason the district felt that dedicating the media center/library in his name was a fitting tribute.