Elementary #42 was named for retired principal Thomas M. Danish, who spent 22 of his 30 years in education working for CFISD prior to his retirement in June 2003. His tenure with the district started at Matzke, where he taught for one year before transferring to Frazier as a team leader and assistant principal for four years. He was later named principal at Post and then Lamkin where he served until his retirement. Danish served 17 years in CFISD as a principal. He and his wife Helen have one daughter, Teri.