Mary Kerby Long Chenault
Mary Kerby Long Chenault was born in Caribou, Maine, on November 1, 1958 to Frank and Isabel (McIntosh) Kerby. The family returned to Texas, and in 1976 Mary graduated from Community High School. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce) in 1980, and spent one year teaching Home Economics in Sulphur Springs before coming back to Brave Nation.
Mary started teaching Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) in 1982, and spent the next 32 years in Community ISD. Mary became the foreign exchange student representative, Career & Technology department chair, campus technology contact, electives chair, served as the secretary of the attendance committee, and was junior and senior class sponsor. She was awarded the two highest possible awards from FCCLA, Advisor Mentor and Master Advisor, at both the state and national level, and was a Region III Teacher/Advisor of the Year. She twice earned CISD's Teacher of the Year award, and along with her teaching partner, Candy Douglas, wrote curriculum for Region 10 Education Service Center. She retired from teaching in 2014, and began serving as a patient billing specialist for Parameno Health.