When Signe Quick retired following the 1965-66 school year, her 45 year legacy of teaching elementary students in Round Rock ISD came to an end. She was 72 years old.

Quick previously taught for six years at the Stony Point School. Quick was hired by Round Rock ISD on June 6, 1921 and was paid the sum of $80 per month for nine months.

In all, Quick’s elementary teaching career totaled 51 years. When she retired, Round Rock ISD had two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school – just one more than when she joined the district.

Quick passed away on December 8, 1974 and is buried at the Palm Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery in Round Rock. In 1988, the Board of Trustees voted to dedicate Double File Trail Elementary School in her memory.


Miss Signe Quick’s 4th grade class photo from the 1965-66 school year. This was Quick’s final year of teaching.
Round Rock ISD faculty group photo from the 1941-42 school year. Signe Quick is pictured front row, far left.
Board Minutes from the June 6, 1921 meeting states the following: Motion was made and carried electing Miss Signe Quick as teacher for nine months at a salary of $80.00 per month, for the 1921-1922 term.
Board Minutes from the March 10, 1965 meeting states the following: Miss Signe Quick’s resignation after fifty-one years of teaching was accepted with regret. The board extended commendation to Miss Quick and directed that a letter be sent to her by the board expressing appreciation for fine work for so many years.

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