Superintendent Secretary Renee Ball Honored by School Board for Years of Service
Renee Ball, Superintendent Secretary, is retiring from Azle ISD on August 31, 2020, after 37 years in the district. Renee was honored for her years of dedicated service to Azle ISD at the August 17 School Board Meeting. Board Member Sarah Bennett read a resolution in honor of Mrs. Ball and Board President Bill Lane presented her with a plaque. The presentation was followed by a standing ovation for Mrs. Ball.
Renee worked in various positions for the district before becoming secretary to Superintendent Dr. Santo Forte in 1995. She has worked with four additional superintendents in the years following Dr. Forte’s retirement.
“Renee is an amazing person who is always willing to lend a helping hand,” said Superintendent Todd Smith. “She was one of the first people that I met when I came to Azle as a new teacher in 1994, and it has been a privilege to work closely with her over the last several months. Renee exemplifies the true meaning of the ‘Heart of Azle’, and her experience, knowledge, and passion for Azle ISD will be missed,” Smith said.
Renee was surprised by the presentation at the Board Meeting. “It has truly been an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to serve Azle ISD all these years,” she said. “I am very proud to say that many generations of my family have graduated from Azle High School including my daughter and son. My grandchildren attend school in Azle and my son is a teacher/coach/athletic coordinator in Azle so the tradition continues. We are truly Azle Hornets!”