School board member Jamie Sullins stepped down from her post Thursday after announcing that her family is moving out of town, making her ineligible to serve on the board.
Sullins, who recently was president of the Arlington school board, has served since 2010. Sullins said she is relocating to Austin because of her husband’s job. Sullins hasn’t submitted her formal resignation yet, but will do so in the near future, she said.
“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 prepared statement. “I will take with me many wonderful memories. This district has captured my heart and my daily interest.”
Sullins is founder and past president of the North Arlington Education Alliance, a nonprofit group that works with the district to promote educational excellence. She also serves with the Salvation Army of Arlington, the Junior League of Arlington and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
Current Board President Dr. Aaron Reich praised Sullins for her years of service to the community.
Since Sullins’ term ends in 2019, the board will discuss filling the vacancy at its next meeting Aug. 17.