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Weatherford ISD Board members to leave Place 3 position effective Sept. 1

August 18, 2011 by Anonymous

Weatherford ISD Board Member Col. Kim Olson (Ret.)
Weatherford ISD Board Member Col. Kim Olson (Ret.) informed her cohorts and District administrators this evening that she would be leaving her seat on the Board effective Sept. 1.
Col. Olson said in her resignation letter that she and her husband, Kent, will be moving to Palo Pinto County to raise pecans on the family’s ranch. Weatherford ISD’s policy requires Trustees to reside within the school district.

“It has been an honor to serve the children, staff, and community of Weatherford ISD,” Col. Olson said. “The Board is a great team, and I am confident its members will continue focusing on what is best for students.”

Weatherford ISD Board President Charlie Martinez said Col. Olson was a great asset to the Board.

“Kim brought insight and an expectation for excellence to the Board,” Martinez said. “She will be missed.”

During Col. Olson’s tenure, the Weatherford ISD Board has played an integral role in the Roo Stadium renovation process, passed a successful Tax Ratification Election, worked through difficult budget issues, and even won the 2009 Outstanding School Board of the Year by the Texas Association of School Administrators. Also, under the Board’s leadership, the District earned three consecutive “Recognized” accountability ratings by the state, and was recently named a Texas Association of Performance Excellence (TAPE) recipient by the Quality Texas Foundation.

“Col. Olson is a remarkable role model for our students,” Weatherford ISD Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron said. “She has attained great success in the military, has worked for a large school district as chief personnel officer, and served as a Board member.”

Dr. Cron added that Col. Olson was “passionate” about kids.

“She [Col. Olson] has held both the Weatherford ISD staff and me accountable, which is exactly what we want in a Trustee.”

Col. Olson currently is the executive director of Grace After Fire, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women Veterans. She and her husband are the proud parents of two children, Keegan and Katie, who both graduated from Weatherford High School and are finishing college at Angelo State University and Texas A&M in Galveston, respectively.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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