|Posted on 3/8/2017 8:59:00 AM.|
(Seguin) -- Seguin and the education community is mourning the loss today of a man who led both the Seguin and Navarro Independent School Districts.
Former superintendent Clarence Frase died Monday. He was 90. Frase served as the superintendent for Seguin from 1981-1986. Prior to leading the district, Frase served as a teacher in the Seguin ISD. He later served as the superintendent of schools in the Navarro ISD from 1989-1995.
Navarro ISD Superintendent Dee Carter, who like Frase has served as the superintendent in both districts, says although she didn't work with Frase, she knew quite well his goals for the students that he served.
"I never had the honor or the pleasure of working directly for or with Mr. Frase, but I did know him personally, had that honor and opportunity. He's such a highly respected educator in Guadalupe County. There were generations of students and teachers who worked with him and under him in various capacities. I never heard a negative word about Clarence Frase. He was just regarded highly as a very signified, very bright, very supportive school administrator and a person who wanted to see kids from all walks of life do well," said Carter.
Although she didn't work with him, Carter says she did have the honor to partner with him from time to time. She says it was during these years that he earned her respect.
"I did have the opportunity to work with him as a colleague on several things from district to district -- when he was out here at Navarro and I was in Seguin. We had the opportunity to work on some planning projects together and some things at Region 13 and I enjoyed that experience very much and I learned a lot from him. I'll miss him," said Carter.
A funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church. Frase leaves behind his wife Kathryn and children Steven and Nancy Frase.