Administrative Staff

Ted Graf, Head of School

Head of School Ted Graf is a career-long independent school student, teacher, and leader, who holds degrees from the University of Vermont, Brown University, and the School for International Training. His deep involvement in every aspect of education includes work with the Coalition of Essential Schools and its progenitor, Ted Sizer. Before joining Headwaters School, Ted was the Upper School Director at the Latin School of Chicago.

Read the Latest Ted Talks

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  • Ted Talks: The Power of Acknowledgment

    Ted Graf, Head of School
    The Forward, our annual hill country trip in the fall for middle and high schoolers, always concludes with an Acknowledgement Pitso on our last morning (Pitso is a Sesotho word meaning "meeting of the people."). The night before has been spent celebrating each other and student voice at the Performance Pitso and then, before returning to Austin, we acknowledge each other. It's such a simple gesture and a remarkably powerful one.
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Headwaters Administration

List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Tina Emer

    Tina Emer 

    IT Support Specialist
  • Photo of Alexandra Penry

    Alexandra Penry 

    Senior Director for Advancement & Strategy
  • Photo of Martha Peters

    Martha Peters 

    Admissions Assistant
  • Photo of Amy Nylund

    Amy Nylund 

    Senior Director of Community and Enrollment
  • Photo of Krista Phillips

    Krista Phillips 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Keelan Wackman

    Keelan Wackman 

    Director of Development
  • Photo of Jason Lewiss

    Jason Lewiss 

    Director of Technology
  • Photo of Leslie Hirsch

    Leslie Hirsch 

    Director of Human Resources
  • Photo of Cait Taylor

    Cait Taylor 

    Director of Communications and Assistant to Head of School
  • Photo of Robin Scott

    Robin Scott 

  • Katherine Fluchel 


Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278