Don Whitt Elementary School opened in 2008. The school's name recognizes Mr. Don Whitt, a former Wylie ISD Superintendent. Mr. Whitt was born in 1937 and graduated from Texas A&M University. He served in the U.S. Army after graduating and then entered the education profession, teaching agricultural sciences in Grapevine, Texas. In 1972, he became Superintendent of schools for Wylie ISD where he served for 21 years. During his tenure the district grew from 900 to 3,000 students.
Mr. Whitt and his wife, Gerry, married in August 1959 and have four children, Dan, Andrea, Carter and Doug; all are graduates of Wylie High School. The Whitt family continues to remain active in the community and school district. They support students in various ways including scholarships to graduating seniors and the Wylie Education Foundation.