Pam Kiley will not run for re-election to the School Committee this fall, but will continue to support the Braintree school system through her charity, Braintree Fund for Education, and volunteerism.
"Being on the School Committee these last three and a half years has been an honor and a privilege," Kiley said at the end of Monday night's committee meeting. "I deeply care about the students, teachers and administrators in the Braintree Public Schools and I have tried my best to make a positive impact on the system as a whole."
Kiley said her year-round work with the BFFE, which has provided more than $300,000 for technology in the schools, along with her small business and three teenagers, needs to be her focus going forward.
She did not rule out a future run for a School Committee seat.
"You've pushed us," Mayor Joseph Sullivan said. "You were never shy about your opinion, and no one can dispute your love of the schools."
With Committee Chair Shannon Hume having decided to run for a Councilor-at-Large seat, Kiley's announcement leaves two open, four-year positions on the committee. David Ringius, Jr. is also running for re-election to his four-year seat.
Sarah Nichols, appointed to temporarily serve as Joe Zarrella's replacement after he resigned earlier this year, said Monday that she will soon pull nominating papers seeking one of the four-year seats.
There is also an open two-year seat. No one else has taken out nominating paperwork for School Committee.
Nichols, a former Rockland teacher, said she substitute taught throughout the Braintree system last fall and has recently accepted a part-time high school history position in Needham.