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: Moving Into Our Next Phase, January 2020

    Ted Talks: Moving Into Our Next Phase, January 2020

    Ted Graf, Head of School
    Over the past two years, Headwaters has spent a lot of time and energy reflecting on where we've been, how we've gotten to this point, and where we're headed. As a summary, we completed our required self-study for TAAPS (Texas Alliance for Accredited Private Schools) last March and earned accreditation again; we completed our first ever self-study for the International Baccalaureate and learned a lot about the evolution of our Diploma Programme; we voluntarily completed the AIM (Assessment on Inclusivity and Multiculturalism) process and generated insights and recommendations about how we can more fully live into the part of our Purpose statement that reads, "embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world." And, we recently completed our first self-study for the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). The visiting team of 16 fellow educators from across the region were here this week exploring our delightful school.
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Headwaters Administration

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Tina Emer

    Tina Emer 

    IT Support Specialist
  • Photo of Alexandra Penry

    Alexandra Penry 

    Senior Director for Advancement & Strategy
  • Photo of Amy Nylund

    Amy Nylund 

    Senior Director of Community & 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 Menchaca 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