An investigation is underway over a so-called "bleach bomb" attack reportedly perpetrated against an African-American student at the University of Texas at Austin. The incident echoes similar occurrences that shook the school's minority community last year and sparked campus protests.
H.T. Kealing (1860 - 1918) was a principal, teacher, writer, editor, and distinguished Methodist Episcopal layman. He was among the first generation of blacks to attend school during the Reconstruction. Kealing Junior High School in Austin was named for him.
Dr. Darlene Renfro Westbrook was born in Athens, Texas Darlene became the first African American to teach at Montclair Elementary School in Corpus Christi. After moving to Austin in 1974, she began her career with the Austin ISD. Darlene returned to Athens in 1985 and became its first African-American principal and district administrator.Upon her return to Austin in 1989, Darlene received recognition for her work,
Ms. Willis has been a Coordinator for Education and Student Services since 2005. She majored in Communications at Huston- Tillotson College (University). In the charter school world, she is the Assistant Principal of the school. She deals with the day to day operations and helps the school function. She is manages everything instructional and all discipline issues. She works well with parents and makes sure things are running smoothly.
Artemisia Bowden Artemisia Bowden, black school administrator and civic leader, The National Council of Negro Women cited Artemisia Bowden as one of the ten most outstanding woman educators in the country. Many local organizations also recognized her lifetime of service. In 1954, after fifty-two years as head of St. Philip's, she retired and became dean emerita.
Portrait of Friendly R. Rice, principal of the Blackshear School of Austin, Texas from 1931 - 1972. Mr. Rice initiated the hot lunch program and the first black elementary school library in Texas. The F. R. Rice Secondary School is named in his honor.
Photograph of Granville Wester Norman, seated in front of two partially-visible women. He served the Austin Independent School District for thirty-two years, from 1896 - 1928. The Norman Elementary School is named in his honor.