The San Angelo Independent School District had a farewell celebration for its public information officer.

Jamie Highsmith has been the voice of the district for the past 15 years. She began her career in education with the Paint Rock School District prior to joining SAISD 25 years ago.

Highsmith and her colleague, Marta Turney, were both honored for their years in service.

Carl Dethloff, SAISD’s superintendent of schools, said combined, they have 65 years of experience.’

“We’re really excited about the work they’ve done here and celebrate their work,” Superintendent Dethloff said.

The district tells us the incoming PIO will begin on July 10. His name is Derek Jackson and he is coming from Frisco ISD.