She has been building successful students for over five decades, most of that time in Red River Parish schools. She is affectionately known as “Ma” Gafford and has won the attention and respect of generations of Red River kids.
Last Friday, the High School posted, “RRHS would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Miss Clevella Gafford. Miss Gafford turned 90 years young today. She has been in education for 55 years, 35 of it right here in Red River Parish.
“She still shows up everyday teaching kids and managing ISS (In School Suspension). If you see Miss Gafford today thank her and wish her happy birthday.”