Faculty & Staff

The Girls’ School of Austin selects inspiring and effective educators who are also well-educated in the developmental and social needs of girls.  Our interdisciplinary curriculum and open campus environment promote collegiality and respect.

Just as we encourage our girls to push the boundaries of their knowledge, we support our teachers to advance their knowledge and skills both inside and outside of the classroom. In the last year, our teachers have attended training programs including:

  • SEL 201: Leadership in School-Wide Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development
  • ISAS New Teacher Institute, Wilderness First Aid
  • The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference
  • The National Council of Social Studies conference
  • Texas Computer Education Association
  • The Texas Music Educators Association
  • The Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
  • Austin Sign Language School
  • SXSWedu
  • The Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
  • The NAIS People of Color Conference
  • The National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project.


Lisa Schmitt

Head of School, Middle School Math, Seventh Grade Advisor

Frances Ramberg

Admissions and Placement Director, Alumnae Relations, Diversity Director

Sylvia Sanchez


Ivette K. Hawthorne

Director of Development

Linda Maher

Director of Communications

Bronson Dorsey

Facilities Director


Meredith Hayden


Carla Hinojosa

First Grade, Lower School SEL Coordinator

Kristen Brewer

Second Grade, Lower School Reading Support

Shanna Prewitt Hines

Third Grade, Service Learning Coordinator

Rachel Lee

Fourth Grade

Dana Burke

Middle School Humanities, Math Coordinator

Nancy Keasler

Middle School Humanities, Sixth Grade Advisor

Lucas Schaefer

Middle School Humanities, Humanities Coordinator

Alex Argyros

Middle School Humanities, Writing Coach

Bridget Finn

Middle School Math and Science, Seventh Grade Advisor

Anne Seekatz

Middle School Math and Science, Science Coordinator

Brent Gillentine

Director of Technology, Middle School Math, SET

Gilles Bonneau

Music: Middle School Strings, Kinder Strings

Lorna Torrado

Spanish, Eighth Grade Advisor, SEL Coordinator

Josie Jesser


Jessica Gilliam-Valls

Music: Lower School Strings

Jennifer Read

Music: Piano Instructor

Nancy Hoover

Art Director

Jenny Sparks

Physical Education, Health, Fifth Grade Advisor

Amanda Maicach

After-Care Supervisor