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Meet the Core Team
Kimiko Cartwright is the Executive Director for the Office of Educator Quality, which manages the Austin ISD Strategic Compensation Initiative. Kimiko has served as the principal of Murchison Middle School since 2007, leading 130 staff members and more than 1,300 students. During her tenure, Murchison was designated as a No Place for Hate campus, as well as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme campus. Cartwright also served as Murchison's assistant principal and an AISD/University of Texas associate administrative intern for Pearce Middle School.
Gloria Franco serves as Administrative Assistant to Kimiko Cartwright, and assists the Office of Educator Quality in implementing AISD REACH. She has been affiliated with Austin ISD for fifteen years and has served the District as Campus PEIMS Coordinator and Data Processing Assistant at Bowie High School and as Attendance Specialist at Bailey Middle School.
Joann Taylor, Assistant Director of Strategic Compensation, directs the AISD REACH program. Joann was a high school English teacher in Austin, Texas, for ten years where she served as Department Chair for five years. She earned her National Board Certification and was recognized as Teacher of the Year for her campus and as a District Semi-finalist in 2005. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in English and earned aMasters Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.
Paul Stautinger, Senior Associate for Student Learning and Assessment, collaborates with teachers to create Student Learning Objectives for AISD REACH. Paul has been with AISD for a total of eight years as a teacher Mentor with Reach, a middle school Science teacher/Department Chair and an elementary Music teacher. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's Degree in Music and scholastic honors.
Summer McKinnon, Senior Associate for Student Learning and Assessment, is a graduate of Southwestern University with a BA in English and Spanish Literature. She has also earned a MLA from St. Edwards University in Liberal Arts. She taught 2nd and 3rd grade bilingual classes for five years and was a Reading First Coach. She has also served as a Bilingual Literacy Specialist for 3 years. She was a Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist for Austin ISD in 2007
Rick Garner, Senior Associate for Student Learning and Assessment, is a graduate of Whitworth College with a BA in Spanish and Cross Cultural Studies. He earned a Masterís Degree in Educational Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. He has 12 years of experience teaching in elementary and middle school, and has served as an elementary and middle school assistant principal for 4 years.
Robert Chavez, Senior Associate for Student Learning and Assessment, is a graduate of Anderson High School. He also graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Radio, Television, and Film. He has taught bilingual 2nd grade for four years and has served as an instructional coach for four years. He joined the REACH team in July, 2012.
Tessa Spencer, Senior Associate for Student Learning and Assessment is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a MEd in Educational Administration and a BAAS in Occupational Training and Development. She taught Career and Technology courses in middle and high school for 9 years and was a middle school Assistant Principal for 3 years. She joined the REACH team in October 2010.
Tammy Phuong, Senior Associate for Teacher Development, manages and supports REACH mentors and Lead Mentor Teacher Contacts. She graduated from University of Texas with a BA in Reading and Art. She taught 1st and 2nd grade for 5 years, served as a Reading Specialists for 3 years, and provided support to new teachers as a REACH mentor for 3 years.
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