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

List of 1 news stories.

  • Ted Talks: School as a Jazz Band

    Ted Graf, Head of School


    "Jazz players look for and notice instability, disorder, novelty, emergence, and self-organization for their innovative potential rather than as something to be avoided, eliminated, or controlled. Indeed, jazz bands are very much human systems living at the edge of chaos. To understand their social complexity requires cultivating an aesthetic that values surrender and wonderment over certainty, appreciation over problem solving, listening and attunement over individual isolation."

    --Frank J. Barrett, Yes to the Mess

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Headwaters Administration

List of 10 members.

  • Amy Nylund 

    Head of Advancement
  • Gavin Wilson 

    Director of Finance and Operations
  • Krista Phillips 

    Director of Admissions
  • Keelan Wackman 

    Director of Development
  • Jason Lewiss 

    Director of Technology
  • Leslie Hirsch 

    Director of Human Resources
  • Cait Taylor 

    Advancement Coordinator
  • Robin Scott 

  • Katherine Fluchel 

    Accounting Manager
  • Sarah Phillips 

    Admissions Assistant

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