Arlington School & Family Magazine June/July 2015 - Page 30

School District & Administration Board of Trustees Names Four New Facilities The Board of Trustees announced the names of three new elementary schools and one Fine Arts/Dual Language Academy: the new elementary on Timber Oaks Lane will be named in honor of Diane Patrick, the elementary on Baird Farm Road in honor of Eddy and Debbie Peach, the elementary on the Workman Junior High site in honor of Sandy McNutt, and the Fine Arts/Dual Language Academy in North Arlington in honor of Jimmy and Laura Jones. Patrick, a former school teacher, served four terms, including four years as president, on the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees, and she served four terms as a Texas State Representative for District 94 in west Arlington. Patrick also served one six-year term on the State Board of Education, and she taught in the University of Texas at Arlington College of Education for 13 years as well as graduate-level classes at TCU and Dallas Baptist University. A former PTA president at Duff Elementary and Bailey Junior High, Patrick has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Arlington ISD Education Foundation for 19 years. Diane Patrick Elementary on Timber Oaks Lane will open in the fall of 2015. 28 Arlington School & Family - June/July 2015 Eddy and Debbie Peach have a combined 81 years working in the Arlington ISD. Eddy worked in the AISD for 45 years, including 40 years as the Lamar High School head football coach. On Aug. 29, 2008, Eddy became the first head coach to win 300 games at the Class 5A level (current Class 6A level), and he retired with 310 wins. Debbie, who taught for 36 years in the AISD, was a teacher at Bailey Junior High (PE), Roquemore Elementary (PE), Shackelford Junior High (English) and Lamar High School (English). Debbie earned Teacher of the Year honors at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. Eddy and Debbie Peach Elementary on Baird Farm Road will open in the fall of 2 M