Management Board

UT Elementary School Management Board
 
The Management Board is comprised of UT faculty and staff, parents and community members and meets monthly throughout the academic year. Dr. Gregory Vincent, Vice President of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, currently chairs the Management Board. Dr. Vincent works in collaboration with Melissa Chavez, executive director of UT Elementary, in regards to initiatives related to the school.
 
Open Management Board meetings are held at the school during the academic year on each of the last Tuesdays of each month.
 
Vice President for DDCE Welcome Letter!
 
A Model For Other Schools
 
The University of Texas at Austin has undertaken many initiatives to increase the number of students who are the first in their families to attend college. The University of Texas Elementary School is key to this effort. It is not only a community engagement initiative with the goal of increasing the number of under-represented students in the college pipeline; it is a model for other schools in East Austin and beyond. UT Elementary’s administrators and teachers provide training to other teachers and help other elementary schools bridge the gap between theory, research, and practice.

As chair of the UT Elementary Management Board, I have seen firsthand the efforts of the school’s staff to provide the instruction, intervention, and caring support that students need to succeed academically. By nurturing strong relationships between faculty, staff, parents, and students, former CEO Ramona Treviño and current executive director Melissa Chavez have developed a robust community focused on learning. Dedicated supporters and volunteers have also served to enhance the students’ learning experience. 

By sharing best practices, supporting students from underserved populations, and helping build communities of learners across East Austin, UT Austin gives students and teachers the tools they need for successful teaching and learning. And that speaks to the University’s core purpose: to transform lives for the benefit of society. We are proud that UT Elementary is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and cannot wait until these students enter UT. 

Dr. Gregory J. Vincent 
Management Board Chair, UT Elementary School 
Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement 
W.K. Kellogg Professor in Community College Leadership 
Professor of Law
 
2016-17  Management Board meetings, 8:30 am-9:30 am:

TBD
 

The UT Elementary School 2015-2016 Management Board Members:


Dr. Edwin Sharpe, Chair, UT Austin Faculty, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education

Mr. Randy Ramirez, Vice-Chair, Consultant at OilCM

Ms. Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Member, UT Austin Faculty, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
 
Ms. Kathy Armenta, Member, UT Austin Faculty, School of Social Work, Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Anthony Brown, Member, UT Austin Faculty, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education

Dr. Brian Bryant, Member, UT Austin Faculty, Department of Special Education, College of Education
 
Ms. Jenn Goluch, UTES Parent Representative, Manager of Service Coordination, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
 
Dr. Melissa Chavez, Non-voting Member, UT Austin Staff, Associate Vice President and Superintendent of the UTCSS
 
Dr. Ed Emmer, Member, UT Austin Faculty, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
 
Ms. Suzon Kemp, Community Representative, Community Supporter
 

Dr. Dolly Lambdin, Member, UT Austin Faculty, Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education, Clinical Professor

Dr. William Lasher, Member, UT Austin Faculty, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, Professor Emeritus

Mr. Gregory Perrin, Member, UT Austin Staff, Associate Vice President and Executive Director for Development

Ms. Pamela Powell, Member, UT Austin Staff, UTeach Science Program, College of Natural Sciences

Ms. Candice Young, Community Representative, Associate Director of Constituent Relations at Texas Exes

Dr. Victor Saenz, UT Austin Faculty, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, Associate Professor