Meet Team AISD

Whether it is a custodian who is charged with keeping our schools safe and clean or a veteran teacher explaining science concepts—employees in AISD take pride in the jobs they do.

Natascha Barreto-Romero

Position: 
Assistant Principal and Instructional Coach
Department/School: 
Blazier Elementary School

WHAT I DO:
I have the honor of working for the students of Blazier Elementary as the Assistant Principal. I take pride in supervising the day-to-day operations of our school, to ensure it is running smoothly. My main responsibilities lie in building relationships with my students, families and staff members to ensure we are living up to the mission and vision of Blazier.  

As an Instructional Coach I get to participate in classroom observations where I give feedback and sustained support to my teachers.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT AISD:
When I reflect on what I love about AISD, I am drawn back to the amazing students and families, the creative teachers and professionals, and the opportunities for growth AISD affords its employees.  

I have participated in many of the programs offered by the district, including the Teacher Leadership Academy, National Board Take One and I am currently in the Region XIII Principal Certification Cohort. I truly feel like AISD believes in its employees enough to invest in their futures.

AISD is also a district with so much diversity that each student we work with brings many strengths and talents with him/her to school every day. I have learned so much from my students and am constantly awed by the unique stories each one of them has to share.  

I also love working in a school district that employs so many talented and creative teachers and staff. I have found so many great resources and networks from the people I have come to know in my time with AISD.  

THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT MY JOB:
The most rewarding thing for me is to see the changes and growth not only with the students that I work with, but also in the communities I serve. There is nothing more satisfying than to see a community come together to solve their own problems and take ownership of their school. It is very rewarding to start the change process and then be able to step back and watch the families continue the self-sustaining work.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME:
I am actually from Kansas, but I don’t know Dorothy and Toto! I grew up in Kansas City—an urban town, similar to Austin.