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The Pasco County Board honored long-time Pasco County educator Mittye P. Locke today. A special proclamation celebrating her educational career was read by Maureen Moore, Communications Director for the district. Each board member and the Superintendent shook hands with Mrs. Locke, who will be 100 years old on April 20. Also present were Dennis Taylor and Tammy Berryhill, Mrs. Locke’s successors as Principal of the school. In 1937 Mittye Pierce became principal of the Elfers school, which was later renamed in her honor. Mrs. Locke, Mr. Taylor, and Mrs. Berryhill are the only three principals of the school between 1937 and the present. Mrs. Locke graduated from Gulf High School in 1927 and is believed to be our oldest alum. The photos below were provided by Mr. Rutherford, whose wife Kelly is a granddaughter of Mrs. Locke. Kelly Rutherford teaches at Mittye P. Locke Elementary School.