by Ben Posey
John Hebert, Asst. Super-intendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Admin. Services for the White Settlement ISD announced his retirement this week to staff and students. Hebert, who began his educational career in 1986 as a coach and science teacher at Brewer Middle School, has accepted a position as Schools Manager for Blue Zones Project Fort Worth and is employed by the Healthways company.
“I’m excited about this new opportunity, and I’ll still be working with students and staff members of schools,” Hebert said.
Hebert, also a Brewer graduate, worked in administration in WSISD as an assistant principal and principal at Brewer Middle School, Blue Haze Elementary and Brewer High School as well as Principal for 3 years at Lake Worth High School.
As a student, Hebert said one his greatest influences was Coach Ben Davis who encouraged him as well as other athletes to do the right thing all the time.
“One of the many exciting times in my career was getting the opportunity to work in the district I attended,” Hebert said. “I can still remember the day Mr. Clabe Welch (Superintendent) hired me after college graduation.”
Hebert said some of his fondest memories were when a student would come back to visit or send a note thanking him for being that positive influence in their life. He says he is thankful to the peers and mentors that saw qualifications in him that he didn’t always see in himself.
The district hosted a retirement reception for Hebert on Thursday, May 29 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the administration building located at 401 S. Cherry Lane in White Settlement.