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.


Rebecca E. Yacono

Head of School

Neely Michaelis

Director of Admissions

Keanna Cogborn

Executive Assistant

Veronica Diaz

Administrative Assistant

Reagan Ward

Director of Development and Communications

Lorna Torrado

SEL and Diversity Director, 6th Grade Spanish

Regina Lim

Business Officer

Regina Lim

Malia Wagner


Bronson Dorsey

Facilities Director

Dorsey, Bronson


Meredith Hayden


Ilene Novy

Third Grade, LS Math Lead

Anne Seekatz

Middle School Science, Science Coordinator, Sixth Grade Math, Sixth Grade Advisor

Jennifer Read

8th Grade School Social Studies, Piano 2-8

Ana Rie

Spanish 3-5 & 7-8, Service Learning Coordinator

Gilles Bonneau

Music: Strings Instructor

Terry Parks

First Grade

Rachel Lee

Fourth Grade

Michele Rosen

6th Grade Humanities, Pre-Algebra

Amy Heaton

Algebra I, 8th Grade Science, SET, MS Math Lead

Nancy Hoover

Art Director

Adam Littman

Music: Piano Instructor K-1

Jesse Bohnert

Second Grade

Brandon Ward

Fifth Grade Math and Humanities, Fifth Grade Advisor

Jeremy Goheen

7th Grade Humanities and 8th Grade LA

Jenny Sparks

Physical Education, Health, Eighth Grade Advisor, Service Learning Coordinator

Courtney Liebich

Spanish K-2 & 6-8, Diversity & Social Emotional Learning Co-teacher, Service Learning Coordinator

Monica Santos

Student Support Coordinator

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 recent years, 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.