Ann Richards School July 2018 Update

One of the key projects included in the voter-approved Austin ISD 2017 Bond Program is Phase 1 of a full modernization for the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.

O’Connell Robertson and Rogers-O’Brien have been contracted by the district for this project, and a Campus Architectural Team, made up of members of your school community, has been meeting regularly with the project team since December to provide input as we seek to modernize the facility and shape the environment for 21st century learning.

Project Team
The CAT for Ann Richards includes:

  • Kristina Waugh, Principal
  • Shamaa Lakshmanan, Staff Representative
  • Teri O’Glee, ARS Foundation Representative
  • Jeanne White, Buisness/Community Partner
  • Shawn Mauser, CAC Representative
  • Sonya Banda, Parent
  • Josie Hughes, Parent
  • Senior Class President
  • Junior Class President
  • Sophomore Class President

Community Meetings
As part of the district’s commitment to communicate the progress of the bond to the community, we want to be sure you are aware of opportunities for public engagement around key project milestones.

CAT meetings are taking place throughout the summer as the team continues to work through planning and design. There will be a community engagement opportunity at the end of this phase, which has not yet been scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information on the Ann Richards modernization project, including project events and key dates, please visit

Give Feedback
If you have any questions about the 2017 Bond Program, please reach out to the bond communications team at 512-414-9595 or