During the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night, District 5 board member Pam Hill announced she plans to resign on May 24.
Hill explained she has some health issues and wants to spend time with her grandkids. She went on to say she has a disease that causes pain and that she’s been sick. She is also building a home outside of District 5, and she will close on the home the same day she resigns.
According to the district, Hill started school at Highland Elementary School in 1966. Years later she became a teacher, and after 19 years left to pursue her position on the Board of Education.
Hill was elected to the Board of Education in 2016 to serve a four-year term, and she was sworn in on November, 7, 2016. Someone will be appointed to replace her position after she resigns.
"It was a little too political for me. I'm a little too honest and I offend people and I say what I think," Hill said Tuesday evening.
Hill said nominations will be given to the mayor of Huntsville, and the city council will vote on the final board member.
"I just hope that the students that passed through my classroom, or the future teachers who watched what a hard job this board position is, or the teachers who think they want to stop teaching and do this, my recommendation is stay with the children," Hill said.
Hill said some of the highlights of her time as a board representative were the district getting a new superintendent and ending their services with Durham Buses and Appleton.
"I just feel like I saw some change, and I saw some changes in individual lives that I was able to make a difference in, and for all of those naysayers, go party," said Hill.