Canyon Creek Day School

Founder Claire Tubbs celebrates the 50th anniversary of Canyon Creek Day School, the school she started in 1968.

Canyon Creek Day School hosted its 50-year reunion, honoring its teachers from the past and present. Teachers, many from the earliest days of the school, came from all over the country to reunite and reminisce with the current staff. The school’s director, Alicia Webb, said "It was amazing to see so many talented people in one place at one time.”

Lori Wilcox has been with the school for 30 years, first as a teacher and now as an administrator. In her toast Saturday, she said, “Canyon Creek Day School has been entwined in our everyday lives. Whether you have been here one year or 30, you feel a special connection with each other and the school. It has become a home and a family.”

At the center of the celebration was founder Claire Tubbs, who's still actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the school. During Saturday's celebrate, Tubbs said “It was overwhelming and touching to have almost 100 people return from 30, 40, 50 years ago to celebrate the success of the school.”

Tubbs added Canyon Creek Day School was a philosophy; a way of thinking. Over 50 years, she's watch the school community pursue a common purpose and common goal - commitment to be the best through world-class teachers and an emphasis on acceptance and self-esteem.

"I am now seeing our grown-up prior students registering their children and grandchildren, and I know we have made a difference in the lives of so many,” Tubbs said.

Canyon Creek Day School is an independent, private preschool and kindergarten in Plano serving children ages 2 and a half through Kindergarten. It was founded in 1968 by Claire Tubbs, and originally located in the Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson. A Plano facility opened in September 1986 and was located in the educational wing of the West Plano Presbyterian Church, 2709 Custer Road. The school moved to its present custom-built facility at 6308 Stonewood Drive in December 2002.

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