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The district has made the following time adjustments in anticipation of an increase in weekend temperatures:

  • AHS Graduation will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27. Gates will open at 7:00 p.m.
  • CHS Graduation will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Gates will open at 7:00 p.m.

No adjustments will be made to ATEMS Graduation.

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Alison Sims

Alison Sims was promoted to Associate Superintendent for Human Resources in October 2021 after two decades-plus of service to the Abilene ISD. Prior to her promotion she had served for 11 months as the Executive Director for Human Resources. Sims moved from Executive Director of Leadership to Executive Director for Human Resources in November 2020.

Sims is part of Superintendent Dr. David Young’s Cabinet team and is working toward her Superintendent Certification. Sims has been with the Abilene ISD since 1998, serving for five years as a teacher at Alta Vista Elementary School. She then served eight years as the counselor at Bowie Elementary before becoming the school’s Instructional Coordinator for four years. In 2015 she became the principal at Ward Elementary and led that campus through the 2018-19 school year.

Sims graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in behavioral science. She earned her MEd in counseling and human development from HSU in 1999. She and her husband, Jon, have two sons: Jonas and Landry.

Alison Sims
Associate Superintendent for Human Resources
325.677.1444