Tillie Burgin, Executive DirectorResume for Tillie Burgin

Personal Data

Address: 210 W. South Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Husband: Robert D. Burgin
Children: Jim and Rick Burgin
Phone: (817) 277-6620

Educational Background

1998.  Dallas Baptist University. Honorary Doctorate of Humanities.

1983.  Texas Christian University. Administrator’s Certificate.

1972.  Texas Christian University.  Supervision Certificate.

1971.  Texas Christian University.  Special Education Certificate.

1963.  North Texas State University.  M. A.

1958.  North Texas State University.  B. A.

1954.  Arlington High School.  High School.


1986 to Present:
Executive Director, Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex, Arlington, TX

Began Apartment Ministry Churches with the goal of meeting the needs of all people through Bible studies, medical and dental service, child and adult day care, clothing, food, furniture, transportation, counseling, etc.

Director of Employee Relations, Arlington Independent School District

Liaison between administration and teacher personnel

Superintendent Advisory Committee

Counseling services

Began Wellness Program

Director of Personnel (AISD)

Interview and assign professional personnel for instruction

Determine number of professional personnel needed

Plan and implement recruitment schedule for possible candidates on college campuses

Interview, screen and select paraprofessionals

Recruit and approve substitute teachers

Maintain current substitute list for building principals

Maintain current personnel records

Coordinator of student teachers

Elementary Consultant (AISD)

Coordinate special education services which involve counseling with teachers, parents, students and support staff

Coordinate regular curriculum, supervise teacher education and staff development, prepare budget for related programs

Coordinator of English as a Second Language Program

Admissions coordinator for undocumented residents (K-12)

Assist in crisis intervention with parents and students

Elementary Classroom Teacher (AISD)

Frequent public speaking engagements at various church services, school and professional organizations

Frequent public speaking to Korean military groups, women’s organizations and church services

Salaried church staff worker in Korean church1976-78: Missionary with the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board in Korea

Supervisor of Special Education (AISD)

Organize parent groups

Supervise teacher training and staff development

Supervise procedures for admission, review and dismissal of students to special education programs

Special Education Teacher (AISD)

Missionary with the SBC Foreign Mission Board

Attended Language School, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Elementary Supervisor, Korea Christian Academy (school for missionary children, 1968-1971)

Freshman English teacher in Presbyterian University

Tutored Korean women in English

Coordinator for youth activities for 365 Korean churches

Tutored Children (Elementary and Secondary) in Arlington, TX

Taught High School English in Seoul, Korea


2014. Art of Giving Award: Fort Worth City Magazine. February 25th, 2014. For women who
          have enriched lives and improved livelihoods through their dedication to community,
          organizations, and/or a specific philanthropic cause.

2013. Tom Landry Award, Dallas Baptist University, awarded April 27, 2013.

2012. Anson Jones Award. By the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation. June 2, 2012. 
exemplary service in and with the community.

2011. State of Texas Senate Proclamation (no. 312)

2011. Arlington Chamber Star Award.

2010. “2nd Half Champion.”  Wells Fargo.

2009. “Community Hero.” Texas Campus Compact.

____. “Pastor of the Day” for the Texas House of Representatives.

____. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Sharing the Dream” award for
      community service.

2008. “City of Arlington.” In Recognition and Appreciation for Tillie’s
          Continued Outstanding Public Service and Commitment to
          Arlington’s Homeless. Presented August 5th, 2008.

2007. “Santa U.S.A.” Appreciation to Tillie Burgin and Mission
          Metroplex for support of Santa USA’s mission, and for
          serving over 36,000 people annually.

2006. “Yellow Rose of Texas:” awarded to Tillie Burgin by Rick
         Perry, Governor of Texas. December 2006

____. Ebby Rose of Distinction: awarded to Tillie Burgin by Ebby
         Halliday, REALTORS and CBS 11. September 2006.

____. Best Volunteer Organization: awarded to Mission
         Arlington/Mission Metroplex by the staff of the Fort Worth

____. Mayor of Arlington and the Arlington City Council: August
         1st, 2006, “Tillie Burgin Day.”

____. Arlington Police Department: for Mission Arlington/Mission
         Metroplex as the APD’s “Business Partner of the Year.”

____. Arlington Ministerial Alliance: for Tillie Burgin as the
          “Minister of the Year.” Awarded January 2006.

2005. Texas House of Representatives: to Mission
          Arlington/Mission Metroplex in recognition of outstanding
          and invaluable service to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
          By Texas Congressional Representative Joe Barton.

____. City of Arlington. Presented to Mission Arlington/Mission
          Metroplex in recognition and grateful appreciation for
          heroic services rendered in assisting Arlington’s visitors
          seeking shelter from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
          December 6th, 2005.

2004. Site of Promise. Mission Arlington’s After School Programs:
         By the City of Arlington and America’s Promise: the Alliance
         for Youth. December 14th,  2004.

____. Community Builder Award. Tillie Burgin: Masonic Grand
          Lodge of Texas

____. Chevrolet Trucks and KRLD Radio. Tillie Burgin: Chevrolet
         “Lonestar Hero.”

____.  April 6th. City of Arlington, TX. Tillie Burgin Day.

____.  Baptist Medical-Dental Society.  Recognition of exemplary
          health care service
by a faith based organization

2003.  House of Representatives, State of Texas.  Commendation
          for Leadership Role at Mission Arlington/Mission

____.  Arlington Independent School District.  Lynn Hale
          Leadership in Education
.  To Mission Metroplex as
          Organization of the Year.

2002.  Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University.  Winfred
          Moore Award
.  For lifetime ministry achievement.

____.  Tarrant County Medical Society.  May Owen Award.
           For outstanding contribution of a nonphysician in the field
           of healthcare.

2001.  Baptist General Convention of Texas. Mary Hill Davis

2000.  Governor George W. Bush. Texas Woman’s Hall of Fame.

____.  October 5th. City of Arlington, TX.  Tillie Burgin Day.

1999.  Arlington Night Shelter.  Heroes of the Homeless.

1998.  Legacy of Women Award

____.  SBC Multihousing Association.  Lifetime Achievement.

1997.  Rotary Foundation.  Paul Harris Fellow.

1995.  SERTOMAService to Mankind Award.

1994.  Daughters of the American Revolution.
          Excellence in Community Service Award.

1992.  Arlington Pacesetters.  Distinguished Circle of Success

1991.  Soroptomist.  Women of Distinction.

1990.  Arlington Citizen Journal.  Woman of the Year.