“Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” - Rita Pierson
Briana Anderson leads KIPP Texas - Austin Obras, an elementary school educating kindergarten through fourth grade students. Ms. Anderson graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2005 with a B.A. in Human Development and Social Relations and from The University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a Master’s in Multicultural Special Education.
Ms. Anderson began her career with Teach for America, teaching middle school special education in the Rio Grande Valley. After moving to Austin and earning her Master’s degree, Ms. Anderson worked with individuals with autism, led elementary life skills classes, and taught fourth and fifth grades. She also worked as a math and science curriculum specialist. In 2013, she joined KIPP Austin Obras as a founding assistant principal and helped grow Obras from two to five thriving grade levels. She stepped into the principal role in January 2018.
In her free time, Ms. Anderson enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, reading, cooking and enjoying the outdoors.