Della Icenhower grew up in the community of Dalby Springs in Bowie County and graduated from Texarkana High School. She received a bachelor's of science in education from North Texas State University, a master's of science from Texas A&M at Commerce and a library certification from North Texas State.
Mrs. Icenhower taught most school levels in her 38 years of teaching. She taught at Pewitt ISD, Omaha-Naples, Travis School, Falls Count, Sam Houston Junior High School, Borger Fritch High School and Childress Junior High before coming to Mansfield ISD as a librarian.
Mrs. Icenhower served 30 years on the Mansfield Public Library Board and was named to the Wall of Honor for the City of Mansfield in 2001. As a volunteer for several years after retirement, she assisted in the transfer of elementary library records from a card catalog to an automated system. In addition, Mrs. Icenhower has served on various committees for the MISD system. She has shown a true love for the District and the children that it serves.