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Crandall ISD's sixth elementary school opened it's doors in 2023 in the Heartland community. The campus was named after a former teacher in Crandall ISD, Opal Smith. 

Opal Smith was a beloved Jr. High Teacher at Crandall Independent School District for many years. She taught 7th and 8th-grade reading and English, and her impact on her students' lives was immeasurable. Known for her loving nature and enthusiastic support of her students, Opal was a fixture at their games, always cheering them on from the sidelines.

Opal had a vast vocabulary, and her hugs were legendary. She had a special way of making learning fun and engaging, inspiring generations of Crandall students to love reading and writing. Her dedication to her students went beyond the classroom, as she was also involved with the Boys Scouts and local efforts to feed the hungry.

Opal was a true pioneer, even riding a horse to get to school in her early years of teaching. She worked at Crandall Independent School District for sixteen years, leaving a lasting legacy of kindness and excellence in education. It is only fitting that Elementary #6 in Crandall Independent School District be named in her honor, as she played such an important part in the district's history. Her spirit and passion for teaching will continue to inspire generations of students to come.