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UPDATE: Services set for Brooks Quinn Jones principal

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UPDATE: (KYTX) - Visitation for Brooks Quinn Jones Elementary school principal Rachel Johnson will be Friday, December 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., located at Cason Monk Funeral Home at 5400 North Street, in Nacogdoches.
The funeral will be Saturday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 411 North Street, also in Nacogdoches.

Nacogdoches Independent School District:
UPDATE: NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) — Brooks Quinn Jones Elementary school principal Rachel Johnson, 49, passed away this morning.

The 16-year employee of Nacogdoches Independent School District was diagnosed with a serious illness in July.

"This is a very sad day for NISD," said Superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes. "Mrs. Johnson was a very good leader in education, but most of all she was a very good person. She had a positive impact on the children of NISD and will be greatly missed."

The district is offering additional counseling to BQJ students and staff, and working with Stephen F. Austin State University to secure its assistance, as the campus copes with the loss.

With the funeral service plans pending, "We are in support mode right now for Mrs. Johnson's family," Hayes said. "Once we know their plans, we will decide how to handle the services as a district."

Since November, Janis Compton has served as interim principal of the campus. Hayes said Compton most likely will continue in that capacity for the remainder of the school year.

Timeline for Rachel Johnson

1982 — Graduated from Nacogdoches High School

1986 — Received her bachelor's in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University

1986-1992 — Worked for Tenaha Independent School District

1989 — Received her master's in education from Stephen F. Austin State University

1992-1996 — Eighth grade at-risk teacher for Thomas J. Rusk Middle School at NISD

1996-1999 — Assistant middle school principal for Henderson Independent School District

1999-2000 — Middle school principal for Henderson Independent School District

2000-2004 — Principal for Carpenter Elementary School in NISD

2004-2012 — Principal for Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary School in NISD

NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) - Nacogdoches Independent School District mourns the loss of Brooks-Quinn-Jones principal Rachel Johnson who died this morning after being diagnosed with an illness six months ago.
According to NISD's Facebook page, Johnson served as a key educator for NISD for 16 years.
She was a 1982 graduate of Nacogdoches High School and received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University.
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