Johnnie Redden

Johnnie Redden​Johnnie Redden - Freeport High School Class of 1948

Johnnie Redden, a 1948 graduate of Freeport High School, is a lifelong resident of the Brazosport Area. Born in 1929 in Freeport, he lived in that community until he completed his college degree at the University of Houston in 1955. In the fall of 1955, he and his wife Wanda moved to Lake Jackson, where he began his 35 year career with BISD. As he concluded his tenure in BISD, he left behind a legacy of outstanding service, strong personal integrity, excellent leadership and earned respect from those with whom he attended school, worked with at the campus and administration levels, hired, taught and coached.

After retiring, Mr. Redden has served in leadership positions with the Brazosport Association of Retired School Personnel. He served for many years as the president of the association. He was privileged to be part of the legislative push that led to the largest raise in the history of the Teacher Retirement System. In 2015, Mr. Redden received a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service from the Brazosport Association of Retired School Personnel for his many years of service.

Mr. Redden's work did not stop with BISD. Over the years, he has taught math courses that were sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company to men in industry. He has also served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, within his church along with serving in many other community organizations.
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