Jamie Sullins announced her retirement at Thursday’s, Aug. 3, Arlington Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting.
Sullins has served on the board since May 2010, most recently board president, however, the Sullins family is relocating from Arlington due to family reasons. No longer residing within district lines, she is ineligible to serve on the board.
At its next meeting, Thursday, Aug. 17, the board will discuss filling the vacancy left by Sullins.
“It has been my great honor to serve on a truly remarkable Board of Trustees and superintendent team that works together, welcomes challenges and achieves concrete results,” Sullins said in a news release. “I will take with me many wonderful memories.”
During Sullins’ time with the district, it was named the 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas by the Texas Association of School Administrators and the 2015 Outstanding School Board in the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program.
“I want to thank Mrs. Sullins for her years of service to the district and to our students,” Board President Aaron Reich, Ph.D., said in the release. “Please join us in wishing her a fond farewell and thanking her for the tireless service she has provided for the students, the district and the Arlington community.”
Outside of her work with the AISD board, Sullins served on the Board of Directors for the Council of the Great City Schools from 2015 to 2017. She is also the founder of the North Arlington Education Alliance and serves on the advisory boards of The Salvation Army of Arlington, Junior League of Arlington and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
“I appreciate Mrs. Sullins’ tireless dedication to the service of our students and district,” Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said in the release. “She will be missed, but I know her impact will continue for generations to come.”