Killeen High School Mourns Death of Its First Black Teacher Dr. Ruth Tomlin

Altrac Ruth Tomlin is photographed in 2017 inside of her home in Killeen. Tomlin was the first Black person to graduate from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, and she was also the first Black teacher in Killeen. (File Photo)

Killeen Independent School District announced the passing of Dr. Ruth Altrac Tomlin on Monday.

Since her start in 1970, Dr. Tomlin was the first African American teacher at Killeen High School.

Dr. Tomlin was praised for her educational achievements by many organizations and was often referred to as a trailblazer, according to Killeen ISD.

She retired in 1994, after serving as a teacher for 14 years and a Killeen ISD counselor for 10 years.