Brenda Sanders-Wise is a Commissioner for the Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, where she assists other members in discovering and preserving the history of Fort Worth’s architectural
and cultural resources while helping to ensure the public’s understanding of historic preservation.
Sarah Walker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, where she was a 1956 graduate of the Historic I.M. Terrell High School. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Tarrant County Community College while working as a housewife and mother to one daughter, Charlotte Ann, and one grandson, Clay.
2017 TCBHGS Board Members
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Kenya Sturns, Secretary
Vernon Evans, Treasurer
Deborah Lewis, Tarrant County Harambee Festival Chair
Audrey Irving, Membership Chair
Jimmy Killingsworth, Facilities
Marie Holliday, DMD
Gwendolyn Morrison, PhD
Natalie Johnson, PhD
Dr. Patricia Harris
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Jimmy Walker - Biography
In 1971, Jimmy graduated from Moton High School in Taft Oklahoma, where he was the Salutatorian of his class. Jimmy received his Associate Degree from Connors State Junior College in Warner Oklahoma.
Jimmy received a basketball scholarship at East Central University in Ada Oklahoma where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in 1976.
Jimmy received his Masters in Administration from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah Oklahoma in 1978.
Jimmy was also the first African American to serve on the Oklahoma Basketball Executive Board of Directors.
Jimmy moved to Arlington Texas in 1993 and became the Assistant Principal at Carter Junior High where he served in that capacity for 3 years.
Jimmy was promoted to Assistant Principal at Martin High School in 1996, and was the first African American to serve in that position.
Jimmy was selected as the Principal at Bailey Junior High in 2000, and was the First African American to serve in that capacity at Bailey.
Jimmy was selected as the Assistant Superintendent of Administration in 2009, and was the first African American male to serve in that capacity.
Jimmy is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and remains consistently involved in community affairs. He is a faithful member of the New Rising Star Baptist Church, where he serves as a Trustee, and Chairman of the NRS Scholarship Committee.
Jimmy is married to Valerie Cooper Walker, and have a daughter name La Ceisha Reddick, and a stepson name Donovan Curry.
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