The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1964 Page: 12
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The administration of a large, modern high school, such
as Thomas Jefferson, is complex and requires the joint
efforts of many highly-trained and capable people. Much
planning on the part of school leaders has contributed
greatly to a successful year.
Guidance and counseling are also of major importance at
Thomas Jefferson. A comprehensive testing program and
individual conferences help students map out their high
school and college or career plans.
MR. BEN KIKER, director of student activities, pauses for
a moment during an assembly program. Mr. Kiker is in charge
of assemblies, Congress, school dances, and many other student
projects at TJ.
MAKING PLANS FOR the school year are Dr. Frank Leathers,
director of curriculum in secondary schools; Mr. A. E. Patter-
son, business manager; and Mr. Alexander Koerth, assistant
superintendent of schools. Dr. Leathers left Port Arthur to
assume the position of superintendent of schools in Lufkin,
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Thomas Jefferson High School & Fuselierk, Stephanie. The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1964, yearbook, 1961; Port Arthur, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth279643/m1/16/?rotate=90: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Port Arthur Public Library.