Multilingual Education Advisory Committee

What is the Multilingual Education Advisory Committee?

Austin ISD’s Multilingual Education Advisory Committee (MEAC) works to inform and advise the school district on matters related to students who are language learners.

The committee has three specific functions:

  • Help the school district make decisions on program planning, funding, staffing, designing, and evaluation of the district’s language programs.
  • Consult with Austin ISD about concerns, reports, and recommendations to be submitted to the Superintendent or Board of Trustees.
  • Help develop resources that educate parents, the community, and the district on issues related to students in the district's language programs.


MEAC is composed of five membership categories:

  • Parents of AISD students enrolled in the district's language programs.
  • Community representatives.Representantes de la comunidad.
  • Business representatives.
  • Administrators representing elementary and secondary levels.
  • Campus staff members, including Bilingual, ESL and world language teachers


Members 2019-20


Dariela Villanueva De Domínguez, Ann Richards For Young Women Leaders

Dulce Hernández, Perez Elementary School & Lively Middle School

Kevin Jackson, Mills Elementary School & Gorzycki Middle School

Krystal Gómez, Becker Elementary School

Lindsey Ip, Zilker Elementary School

Nu Chanpheng (Co-Chair), Small Middle School

Peter Partheymuller, Lively Middle School

Shelli Hix, Austin High School



Gabriela Campos, Assistant Principal - Dobie Middle School

Priscilla S. Emamian, Principal - Cook Elementary School

Travis Barrett  (Co-Chair), Interim Principal -  Becker Elementary School



Blanca Gálvez-Pérez, Andrews Elementary School

Brenda Townsend, International  High School

Kim Nguyen, Summitt Elementary School

María Sebastian, Perez Elementary School

Mariel Early, Small Middle School

Theresa Le, Murchison Middle School

Thuy Nguyen, Summitt Elementary School

Brandy Cheung, Doss Elementary School

Community Representatives

Alicia Adame, Think Bilingual Austin

Angela Pak-Zia, Think Bilingual Austin

Laura Chris Green, Independent Consultant

Tracey Flores, University of Texas


Business Representatives

María Arabbo, Amala Foundation

Sonia Domínguez, AVANCE


Austin ISD Multilingual Education Team

Ana Rojas, Executive Assistant

David Kauffman, Executive Director

Erin Aucoin-Barbier, World Languages Coordinator

María Alanís, Assistant Director of Secondary Schools

Patrick Harboure, Administrative Supervisor-Bilingual/ESL Compliance

Pedro Gonzales, Dual Language Secondary Coordinator


School, Family & Community Education

Leonor Vargas, Administrative Supervisor of Parent Programs


How Can I Learn More?

A standard membership application is provided in the District Advisory Bodies section. More detailed information about the MEAC is contained in the MEAC Bylaws (ENG) and MEAC Bylaws (ESP).

To join the Multilingual Education Advisory Committee or for more information, please call 512-414-4734.