Guide Feature: Roberto Germán

Cait Taylor, Advancement Coordinator
We are so thrilled to have Roberto Germán joining the Headwaters community this summer as our new Head of Middle School.
We are so thrilled to have Roberto Germán joining the Headwaters community this summer as our new Head of Middle School. Roberto brings with him many years of teaching and administrative experience at the middle school and high school levels, as well as his most recent experience in a Montessori Pre-K to 6th grade program. We are excited to see the ways that the Headwaters Middle School program will evolve under his leadership.

Roberto has a B.A. in English Literature from Merrimack College where he grew a love for education. After graduating in 2003, he served as the Home & School Coordinator supporting underserved students in the community in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He continued his own education with a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership and Administration from Boston College while also serving as the Director of Multicultural Affairs and Community Development at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts. In 2013, Roberto then served as Assistant Principal at Guilmette Middle School (Lawrence, MA). In 2014, he and his family moved to Austin. Over the past four years, Roberto has shared his expertise as Director of Students Affairs and Services at nearby Magnolia Montessori for All.

Roberto and his wife, fellow Headwaters Guide Lorena Germán, created The Multicultural Classroom, a resource “aim[ed] to address the national issue of teachers who need support to effectively teach in multicultural and multilingual classrooms. [They] believe that a culturally sustaining pedagogy can be practiced through targeted professional development.” Through thoughtful books and lesson plans, professional development, coaching, support, and speaking engagements, The Multicultural Classroom is helping teachers near and far. In fact, Roberto and Lorena will be keynote speakers at the 2018 Montessori for Social Justice Conference. This conference marks the fifth gathering of educators and community members joining to build community and work towards creating more equitable schools.

Roberto says this about what drew him to Headwaters School:
“My insight about Headwaters, primarily through the lens of my wife and also as a parent who has a child on the Springs Campus, inspired me to pursue the role of Head of Middle School. I feel blessed to have been afforded the opportunity to serve at the River Campus. I also anticipate learning much from the students, families, and my colleagues.“

Fun Facts from Roberto:
  1. When I was 15 years old I was featured on a Good Morning America segment about abstinence.
  2. As a former high school basketball coach, I was fortunate enough to coach current NBA players Pat Connaughton and Noah Vonleh.
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18 months to Pre-K
6305 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

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9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
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Middle & High School
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Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
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