#BlackLivesMatter – More than just a hashtag

10 Feb


A Conversation with Dr. Rich Reddick, Houston ’95

This event will be an interactive discussion regarding racial inequality, post Ferguson. The conversation will be led by Richard Reddick, associate professor in the Program in Higher Education Leadership  at The University of Texas at Austin. When you come, you can expect to have the opportunity to reflect on Ferguson and the subsequent protests with fellow attendees. More importantly, we hope the conversation will leave you inspired to determine your own next steps and actions you’ll take to further the dialogue and influence the Austin community.

RSVP here!

For questions, please contact Christian Bell at christian.bell@mail.utexas.edu.

Valentine’s Happy Hour – Friday, February 13

10 Feb


Join fellow alums on Friday the 13th at Blackheart for a festive Valentine happy hour!

86 Rainey Street

6:00 – 8:00pm

RSVP here!

Shabbat Dinner – Friday, February 20

10 Feb


Join fellow alums for a potluck Shabbat dinner at the home of Lindsay NYC ’06 and Jordan Neuren.

Friday, February 20

6:30 – 9:00pm

RSVP here and we will follow up with more details!

College Completion Advisor – Peleton U

10 Feb


PelotonU wants to hire a College Completion Advisor. Here’s the scoop.
We are a growing education non-profit committed to providing a pathway for working students to
graduate from college debt-free. This position is ideal for a self-starter who is passionate about
building a startup and living for more than a paycheck.

Lots of students drop out of college, especially those who need higher education most. Your role is
to support twenty students as they balance work, school and their personal commitments. You
should be excited to mentor and develop college students for at least two years.

Ready to apply?
• Submit your resume to info@pelotonu.org
• Include a short (1-2 parapgraph) descirption of your interest in the role
• From there, we’ll be in touch!

Applications are due by April 3. The position will start on June 15.

Principal, Assistant Principal – Wayside Schools

10 Feb


Wayside is looking for candidates for elementary principal and assistant principal positions.  Candidates need to be committed to developing elementary programs following the International Baccalaureate model as we strive to provide exceptional learning opportunities for all students in historically underserved areas of Austin.  We are looking for candidates that are highly driven, have a strong ability to build relationships, can promote collaboration, welcome change and who will maintain high expectations for her/himself as well as staff and students.

Contact mabbott@waysideschools.org if you would like to learn more!

Read for 30 min to Perez Elementary students!

10 Feb


Read Across America Day at

LCPL Nicholas S. Perez Elementary School!

Please help us celebrate by being a Celebrity Reader!

You are cordially invited to be a Celebrity Reader on

Friday, February 27, 2014, for 20-30 minutes, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.

As a Reader, you will have the opportunity to share your love of reading with students by reading your favorite children’s book to them.

Contact rosalinda.rivera@austinisd.org to sign up!

She will send you a form so you can express your preferences about timing, etc.

Lead Teacher, Montessori For All

22 Jan

montessori for all

Are you looking for a school that focuses on educating the whole child, uses hands-on materials to ensure deep learning, differentiates instruction so that children work at their own level, encourages children to identify their interests and self-direct their learning, and emphasizes peace education so that you truly make the world a better place?

If so, Magnolia Montessori For All in Austin might be what you’re looking for!

Montessori For All seeks to blend the best of what’s happening in high-performing charter schools for economically-disadvantaged students with the best of progressive approaches to pedagogy that focus on educating the whole child–academically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, ethically, culturally, creatively, and physically.

They are looking for teachers who want to get free Montessori certification and help build a national Charter Management Organization. Alex Hernandez of the Charter School Growth fund named their flagship school in Austin one of two schools to watch in 2014, schools that are doing some of “the most interesting, complicated and messiest work going on in K-12 right now.” He called it “education R&D for the next century.”