About Our Namesake

  • About John H. Guyer

    John H. Guyer John H. Guyer, a man who devoted his life to educating of the youth of Denton Independent School District, was an untiring, unselfish dedicated role model providing a future pathway for thousands of students. He is remembered in large for his constant energy in creating a school district of quality teaching, learning, and the well-being of all students. He is equally remembered for his caring about the individual student, especially for those who needed guidance and someone who cared about them.

    Although he retired in 1981 and passed away in March, 2003, he is still remembered and respected by his students, his friends, and the community of Denton as a dedicated, religious family man who put the welfare of others before his own. A quote of Longfellow best symbolizes John Guyer, the man:
    The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight; but they while their companions slept were toiling upward in the night.

    • 1939 Bachelor of Science, North Texas State University
    • 1947 Master of Science, North Texas State University
    • 1939-1942 White Deer Independent School District teacher
    • 1942-1945 Active duty in the military
    • 1946-1955 Denton H.S. Assistant Principal/coach football and baseball
    • 1956-1966 Denton High School Principal
    • 1966-1981 Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
    John H. Guyer at his desk
    John. H. Guyer, Principal at Denton High School 1956 - 1966