"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." Marian Wright Edelman.
Mrs. Avila is driven by the goal of providing every child the space to find their unique paths to freedom, by empowering their brilliance in the classroom.
In 2015, she moved from NYC to join the KIPP Austin Obras team as a Special Education Coordinator, then Assistant Principal of Instruction. She has worked hard to establish the inclusion program and provide equitable access to rigorous, student-centered learning for all. She graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, then joined the NYC Teaching Fellows in 2012, earning her master’s degree in Bilingual Special Education. On the weekends you’ll likely find Mrs. Avila cheering on her daughter Kalliope at softball or dancing with her husband Jeffrey. She is humbled by the opportunity to lead and serve such an amazing community of Hummingbirds.