KIPP Texas - Austin

KIPP Austin Obras

Grades Served
Grades Served 2022-23 SY PK4-4
Founded 2013
Teachers 36
Students 473

Everyone, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances or background, deserves choice and opportunity.

At KIPP Texas – Austin Obras, we believe that the power to forge one’s desired path in life begins with a relevant values-driven education that cultivates critical thinking, ownership of knowledge, and independence.

By strengthening our student’s academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits through daily social emotional learning, higher order thinking tasks, and access to technology, we will prepare students to thrive in and graduate from four-year colleges and universities while creating a sustainable career for teachers. With families and members of the Austin community, we will forge a sense of team and family to create a school community that is stronger in unity than the sum of its parts.

Briana Anderson

Briana Anderson

School Leader

“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.

KIPP Austin Obras Feeder Pattern

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Primary Schools

KIPP Austin Obras

Middle Schools

KIPP Austin Beacon Prep