Superintendent's Message: Education for All — Giving Thanks for Your Work

Dear AISD Community,

Every day, you educate our students’ minds and hearts. Every day, you work hard to nurture their abilities and dreams to ensure that every student is ready for college, career and life. Every day, you are helping Austin’s students prepare for the future today. But, it’s not every day that we take the opportunity to pause, reflect and say thank you. I would like to take that opportunity today.

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I am counting my blessings: more than 85,000 students, 12,000 team members and a community that believes in the power of education for all to benefit and strengthen Austin, Texas and our country.

On behalf of AISD and our students, I thank you.

Have a blessed and restful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and loved ones.


Meria Carstarphen


Interested in learning more about AISD? Visit the superintendent's Power of Us blog.