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About Don A. Buckalew

Buckalew Elementary

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Mr. Don A. Buckalew

Mr. Don  A. Buckalew

Don A. Buckalew is a native of Magnolia, Texas and Montgomery County.  He is a graduate of Magnolia High School and Baylor University.  His father was affiliated with the Grogan Cochran Lumber Company that owned and sold the original acreage that George Mitchell bought to start the development of The Woodlands.

He moved to Conroe in 1965 to become a Chevrolet Dealer and celebrated his Fiftieth Anniversary as a Dealer on July 23, 2015.

The name Don Buckalew and Community/Civic Service have become synonymous throughout his sixty (60) years in the automotive industry.  His leadership and organizational skill and common sense approach to innumerable public projects and organizations is well known.  He has a passion for helping others and working in various activities that promote opportunities for young people and provide scholarships for educational enhancement.

He has always been an advocate for public schools.  As a former President of the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees, he helped lead the district through a time of considerable growth with the opening of eleven (11) new schools, including one new high school.  His commitment to youth and devotion to education was recognized by the Conroe Independent School District on November 22, 1998, with the dedication of the Don A. Buckalew Elementary School.

He has established a lifetime record of accomplishments with Lions Clubs International the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and many local activities including Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce and Youth Sports.

He and his wife, Elaine, are members of First Baptist Conroe where she is a member of the choir and he has served on the Personnel and Building Committees. Their family includes thirteen (13) grandchildren and one (1) great grandchild.