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

Jessica Sanchez

Executive Assistant

Chandler Yanke

Administrative Assistant

Reagan Ward

Director of Advancement

Lorna Torrado

SEL and Diversity Director, 6th Grade Spanish

Jackie Magno

Advancement Coordinator

Melinda Madurai

Business Officer

Malia Wagner


Ralph Davis

Facilities Director


Meredith Hayden


Lindsay Harris

Third Grade


Anne Seekatz

MS Science, 6th 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


Kira Withrow

Math Teacher

Amy Heaton

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

Holly Melear

Art Teacher

Will Krause

Music: Piano Instructor K-1


Jesse Bohnert

Second Grade

Brandon Ward

Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade Humanities, Fifth Grade Advisor

Jeremy Goheen

7th Grade Humanities and 8th Grade LA

Jenny Sparks

Physical Education, Health, 8th Grade Advisor

Liliana Herrera

Spanish Teacher


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.