I am Ruby Faye Woolridge


Ruby Faye Woolridge has lived in Arlington since 1984 and has 30 years of experience as an educator and minister. Ruby retired from Ft. Worth ISD after 25 years of service as a Secondary School Counselor after teaching government, Texas history and American history in Arlington ISD.

​Ruby holds a Bachelor of Education and Master of Guidance and Counseling from Northeastern State University. A graduate of Perkins School of Theology Diaconal Ministry Program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Ruby was ordained in 1998 and has served as an elder at the Potter’s House of Dallas since 2006 and as a senior associate pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Arlington from 1990 to 2005.


Ruby is the mother of two sons and the proud grandmother of Ashleigh and Jourdan. Her oldest son, a Lamar High School graduate, died in 2014 from the Gulf War Syndrome, after earning a Bronze Star.  After graduate school, her youngest son became a small business owner.



Ruby’s wide-ranging commitment to service is reflected in her many current and past civic affiliations:

Member Board of Directors, City of Arlington
Parks and Recreation, 2015-present

Member, Leadership Arlington
Member, Arlington 2025 Committee
Member, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Founder & President, Norwood Neighborhood Association, 2007-present

Member, Retired Teachers Association, 2015-present
Member, Women's Policy Forum
Member, Child Advocates of Tarrant County

Provisional, Junior League of Arlington
Member, Fort Worth Assembly, 2012-present
Member, Xi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Member, Arlington Human Services Project
Member, League of Women Voters
Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2010-present
Member, Arlington Independent Schools Superintendent Advisory Committee

Secretary-Treasurer, North Texas Higher Education Authority Board of Directors, 2008-2014


Campaiging for Prop E
Groundbreaking in East Arlington
Campaiging for Prop E