ABILENE – Alison Sims – who has served the Abilene ISD in several capacities over the last two decades, including in her current position as Executive Director for Human Resources – has been promoted to Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, effective immediately.

Sims moved from Executive Director of Leadership to Executive Director for Human Resources in November 2020 and has served in that role for the last 11 months.

“It is a joy for me to continue to serve the hard-working personnel of the AISD,” Sims said. “Every day our employees make a difference in the lives of our students, and I am thankful I am able to work alongside them.”

Sims is part of Superintendent Dr. David Young’s Cabinet team and is working toward her Superintendent Certification.

“Alison Sims has provided excellent leadership to the AISD Human Resources Department since November of last year,” Young said. “Her promotion to the position of Associate Superintendent is reflective of the tremendous work she has already done and will continue to do in the future. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside her serving the entire school district.”

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.