Mr. Jon Mark Beilue
Jon Mark Beilue was elected to the School Board on May 6, 2023. A native of Groom, Texas, Mr. Beilue graduated from Texas Tech University in 1981 with a degree in journalism. He worked for the Amarillo Globe-News for 37 years as a sportswriter, sports editor, and general columnist before retiring. Mr. Beilue has written five books and has received numerous writing awards, including four national awards and 12 statewide awards, in addition to being named top writer in “Best of Amarillo” 10 times.
Jon Mark has been president of several civic and volunteer organizations, including Another Chance
House, Amarillo Business and Professional Club, Amarillo Downtown Kiwanis Club, and Amarillo Optimist Club. He has also served as chairman of the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame and a board member for Kids, Incorporated.
Jon Mark and his wife, Sandy, who taught in Amarillo ISD for 25 years, have two adult sons who attended Amarillo ISD schools.