Austin ISD Welcomes New Chief of Communications and Community Engagement

Starting Monday, April 5, Jason Stanford will serve as the Chief of Communications and Community Engagement for Austin ISD.

Stanford will oversee the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, which includes the Austin ISD website, social media platforms, media relations, community engagement, marketing, translation, AISD.TV, and outreach efforts to parents, staff and community members. 

Stanford has 28 years of experience in media, campaigns and communications. The district is excited about the wealth of experience and passion for public education that Stanford will bring to this role. Throughout his career, he has served as a communication professional in the corporate, non-profit and political spheres, including two-plus years as communications director for Mayor Adler. 

Stanford describes himself as an “Austin ISD dad.” His two sons attended Austin ISD schools and his youngest will graduate from Austin High School this June. 

Media requests will continue to go through Eddie Villa and Patricia Fraga.