Joe and Louise Terry

Joe and Louise Terry will be honored for their many years of service and dedication to Trinidad School District No. 1 with the dedication of the Terry Learning Center on Friday, Oct. 4 during the 2019 Annual Homecoming events.

As part of the 2019 Trinidad High School Homecoming, Joe and Louise Terry will be honored with a school building being named after them.  

The Terry Learning Center dedication will take place at 5 p.m. followed by the 2019 annual homecoming football game at 7 p.m.

Both Joe and Louise Terry have been pioneers for special education in the area.

In 1969, Joe Terry started the special education program. Joe has served on Trinidad City Council and has been on the Trinidad School District No. 1 (TSD1) Board of Education for six years. Louise served on the board of education for 25 years and has been the career and technical education director for more than 20 years. She has been in education for 38 years.

The couple has also owned and operated Teri’s Hallmark for over 20 years.

On March 11, 2019, TSD1 Superintendent Dr. Bonnie Aaron met with the Renaming B Building Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. After careful and considerate review of the Terrys’ many accomplishments, the committee unanimously agreed that Joe and Louise Terry should be honored for their commitment to students and the community. The committee proposed renaming the Trinidad High School B Building as the Terry Learning Center.  It was presented and approved by the School Board at the March 27, 2019 Regular Board Meeting.

Also on Friday, the traditional Homecoming Parade will wind its way through downtown Trinidad at 1 p.m. with a barbecue for the entire community from 3-5 p.m. at Dutch Nogel Stadium. 

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