Theophlous Aron Sims Sr., Trustee - District 4
First elected 1983; Term expires 2021
At a 2012 gathering in his honor and attended by a host of community leaders Dr. Sims was lauded as "truly a public servant ...[with]... unwavering commitment to education and the citizens of Fort Worth." Dr. Sims is a registered pharmacist and president of Sims Enterprises. Born in Jefferson, Texas, Dr. Sims spent his childhood in Sherman and has been a resident of Fort Worth for many years. Dr. Sims graduated from Texas Southern University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In 1984, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy Certification from the National Association of Retail Druggists.
Dr. Sims has proudly served the FWISD since 1983, and looks forward to continuing to work with his neighbors to help build a better Fort Worth.Dr. Sims has received numerous awards. Among them are FW Black Achievers, Quest for Success, Personalities of the South Award, Maroon & Grey Club Service Award, Eminent Man Outstanding Leadership Award, and many more. Dr. Sims was FWISD's first African-American School Board President and has also served as board Vice President and Secretary.
T. A. Sims Elementary was named in his honor in 1989. He continues his efforts as a community servant by helping his neighbors build a better Fort Worth. He has served his family, and he has served God. He is proudest of the FWISD Scholar Athlete Award program which he originated.
Dr. Sims attributes his success to his family, especially his wife, Nancy W. Sims, also a registered pharmacist. They have three adult children and several grandchildren. He is thankful for the oppertunity to work with some of the communites strongest and most valued leaders, including FWISD Board Trustees as well as past and present elected officials.
- Life member, Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association
- Street named for Dr. Sims in New Rollings Addition
- President, Sims Enterprises, Inc.
- Member, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce
- Life Member, NAACP
- Member, National Association of School Boards; Glencrest Civic League Club; and Tarrant County Health Planning Council
- Charter Founding Member and Lay Leader, Campus Drive United Methodist Church
- Life Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Chi Delta Mu Medical Fraternity
- Member, Texas Pharmaceutical Association, American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Association, and Tarrant County Pharmaceutical Association
- Former member, National Institute of Health Sickle Cell Anemia Advisory Board
- Originator of FWISD Scholar Athlete Award program
- Past Vice President and Life Member, National Alumni Association, Texas Southern University
- Disaster Pharmacist for Tarrant County
Accomplishments of the Board of Education
- Balanced District budget through reductions of $50 million over the last four years with $3 million cut from the central office alone
- Charged the District’s administrators with improving student achievement
- Developed and adopted Procedures and Standards of Practice for the Board resulting in a cohesive and committed team
- Established and utilized community advisory committees in the areas of technology, facilities, budget and audit functions
- Adopted policies that ensure transparency of operations
- Reinstated music and art into the curriculum for primary grades
- Developed the first strategic performance plan with high standards and accountability measures
- Defined staff responsibilities and accountability more clearly and implemented efficient and ethical business practices
Recent Student/School Accomplishments:
- Clifford Davis Elementary School's Rhonda McGuire was honored as the 2013 Outreach Communications Chair for Teaching Excellence in Elementary Reading.
- The JPMorgan Chase Foundation awards a $75,000 grant to underwrite math and literacy nights at I.M. Terrell Elementary School.
Harlean Beal Elementary, Briscoe Elementary, Carroll Peak Elementary, Carter Park Elementary, Clifford Davis Elementary, W.M. Green Elementary, Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary, Morningside Elementary, David K. Sellars Elementary, I.M. Terrell Academy, Versia Williams Elementary, Glencrest 6th Grade, Morningside Middle, O.D. Wyatt High School
Pharmacist, Sims Enterprises/ Sims Professional Pharmacy