AISD Board trustee announces retirement

The past Board president announced her resignation during Thursday's School Board meeting

  • Jamie Sullins
    AISD School Board Trustee Jamie Sullins (Courtesy Arlington ISD)
Zack Maxwell

A member of the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees unexpectedly announced her retirement from her position during Thursday’s Board meeting.

Trustee Jamie Sullins has served on the Board since May 2010 and most recently served as the Board’s president. But due to “family reasons,” Sullins said her family will move away from Arlington. As a rule, trustees must live in the district to be eligible to serve on the Board.

“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 was quoted saying in a release from the District. “I will take with me many wonderful memories. This district has captured my heart and my daily interest. I have confidence in the talent and commitment of our teachers, staff, administrators, senior staff and superintendent and know that I will continue to hear tremendous things about the Arlington ISD.”

The District’s release did not elaborate on the details of Sullins’ family affairs, or when she will move out of Arlington.

“I appreciate Mrs. Sullins’ tireless dedication to the service of our students and district,” Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said. “She will be missed, but I know her impact will continue for generations to come.”

According to the District, Sullins is the founder and past president of the North Arlington Education Alliance, a non-profit organization working closely with the District to connect people and to “mobilize ideas that promote educational excellence.”

Sullins also serves on the advisory boards of the Salvation Army of Arlington, Junior League of Arlington, and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

“I want to thank Mrs. Sullins for her years of service to the district and to our students,” Board President Dr. Aaron Reich said. “We are very happy for her and her family as new opportunities await them but also sad to be losing a great team member, leader and student advocate. 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.”

The Board will discuss the procedures for filling the vacancy at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 17.