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: What Makes Us US

    Ted Graf, Head of School
    The publication of this month’s Current comes near the end of a painful and upsetting week and weekend -- first the pipe bombs sent to political leaders and supporters around the U.S., the shooting of two people in Louisville, and then the inexplicable and tragic deaths of eleven people worshiping at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Headwaters remains committed to our Purpose of bringing more peace to the world and to supporting and caring for each child and family, regardless of race, ethnicity, faith, or nationality. Here is a link from Facing History and Ourselves written for middle and high school educators that may be useful to parents as you process these events. We’ll continue to share other resources we might find.


    Last spring, as we looked ahead to this academic year and prepared for a year of self-study*,  I posed some questions for myself and for the entire Headwaters community:
    What makes us US?  What distinguishes us as a school?  How are we unique?
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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