Austin ISD is Proud to Welcome New Leaders

Austin ISD is proud to welcome two new team members-Jack Drummond is now a new principal with the district and Dr. Stephanie Hawley will serve as Equity Officer. 

We welcome the following leaders to their respective roles:

Jack Drummond will serve as the new principal at Hill Elementary School. Drummond has been with Austin ISD for 12 years and has been the interim principal since February.

He has served as assistant principal at Hill Elementary School for three years, taught eighth-grade history, as well as coached at O. Henry Middle School for nine years.

"After three great years at Hill School, I am honored to be named as the new principal," said Drummond. "I look forward to collaborating with all of our stakeholders to ensure that our tradition of excellence continues."

Drummond holds a Master's Degree of Education in Educational Administration from Concordia University.

Stephanie Hawley, Ph.D., has been appointed the new Equity Officer for Austin ISD. Hawley comes to AISD from Austin Community College, where she served as the Associate Vice President of Equity and Inclusion. 

Prior to Austin Community College, she served in various leadership roles in City Colleges of Chicago, Morton College, Oklahoma City University, and Del Mar College.

"I'm honored to have been selected to serve as AISD's first chief equity officer," said Hawley. "It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve and support students, teachers, administrators and the community in our efforts to achieve equity and inclusion for everyone-regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, and other human differences. I look forward to learning from and with the AISD community."
Hawley holds a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz said, "I'm really proud of the caliber of individuals our district is able to recruit and employ. I look forward to the upcoming school year as well as to working with Dr. Hawley and Principal Drummond," Cruz added.