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Procurement Teams 

Instructional

The Instructional Team procures goods and services that support a variety of academic programs for students, teachers and administrative staff, including instructional materials for all core curriculum areas such as:

  • Early Childhood
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts and Physical Education
  • Bilingual / English Language Learners
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Youth & Family Enrichment

This team procures goods and services that are typically used inside the classroom. A classroom can include traditional campus classrooms as well as music rooms, gymnasiums, athletic facilities, etc. Examples of items procured by this team include:

  • Agendas
  • Library supplies
  • Art Supplies & Equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Books & Periodicals
  • Nurse & first aid supplies
  • Classroom & paper supplies
  • Office supplies & Copy Paper
  • Diplomas & Covers
  • PE supplies & equipment
  • Instructional Learning Aids
  • Uniforms

The Instructional Team also works closely with the Office of Teaching and Learning, School, Family & Community Education and Fine Arts Departments to streamline the contracting process in procuring services for campuses and departments such as:

  • Assessment and Student Progress Monitoring
  • Professional Development
  • Family Resource and Student Counseling Centers
  • Special Education Services
  • Fine Arts & Creative Learning Partnerships
  • Tutoring Services
  • Health & Wellness
  • Youth & Family Enrichment Out of School Time Programming

Team Contacts:

Anita MuscarellaJessica R. BalandránLorena McBee
Senior Procurement SpecialistProcurement SpecialistProcurement Assistant
(512) 414-9800(512) 414-2126(512) 414-9801
anita.muscarella@austinisd.orgjessica.balandran@austinisd.orglorena.mcbee@austinisd.org

 

Technology

The technology procurement team is responsible for creating and maintaining strategic vendor relationships and supply agreements with technology vendors. This includes hardware, software and peripherals. They work closely with various departments in Technology to ensure the products are compatible with the AISD network environment and provide the functionality necessary in the education environment.

The technology team is also the designated purchasing team for both GAATN and E-Rate funded projects.  All formal Bids and RFPs for these projects are issued through our office by the technology team. Although Austin ISD issues all formal solicitations for GAATN projects,  final approval to award a GAATN funded contract is made by the GAATN Board of Trustees.

Team Contacts:

Brenda DaltonMelfi PennLaura Bradshaw
Senior Procurement SpecialistProcurement SpecialistProcurement Assistant
(512) 414-2113(512) 414-2127(512) 414-2125
brenda.dalton@austinisd.orgmelfi.penn@austinisd.orglaura.bradshaw@austinisd.org

 

Operations

The Operations Procurement team secures goods and services associated with maintenance, transportation and the day to day operations of all AISD facilities. This commodity includes items ranging from vehicles to janitorial supplies. They work closely with the AISD warehouse to ensure certain items are stocked and available to campuses regularly. Operations also procures services such as asbestos testing and abatement and charter bus rental. 

The operations team has been working since 2011 on a classroom furniture refresh project and have replaced  the classroom furniture in several elementary schools throughout the District.  Many of our students are now using updated furniture that is conducive to a positive and progressive learning environment.

Team Contacts: 

Mason CrenshawSheri AlbinAmanda Stallings
Senior Procurement SpecialistProcurement SpecialistProcurement Assistant
(512) 414-2123(512) 414-2114(512) 414-2261
mason.crenshaw@austinisd.orgsheri.albin@austinisd.orgamanda.stallings@austinisd.org