KIPP Texas - Austin

KIPP Austin Vista Middle School

Grades Served
Grades Served 5-8
Founded 2012
Teachers 38
Students 430

KIPP Austin Vista Middle School believes all students can achieve transformative outcomes by developing strong academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits. Through a curriculum that highlights reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking, students will cultivate the academic skills necessary for college readiness. Individualized supports provided within the classroom combined with opportunities outside the classroom encourage students to develop their intellectual habits, interests, and passions. Students will grow in character as they navigate adolescence in a supportive and disciplined atmosphere, becoming advocates for their individual well-being and contributors to the community. Each student’s path will be different, but all students will leave KIPP Austin Vista Middle School on the path to college and a life of choice.

Sally McKenna & Zach Jasnocha

School Leaders

Sally McKenna

Sally McKenna holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She began her career in education as the Program Director for The Afterschool Program in North Nashville. She moved to Texas and joined the Vista staff as a special education teacher in 2015. She is currently enjoying her 6th year as a part of Vista’s staff and her first year as Co-Principal.

Zach Jasnocha

Zach Jasnocha started his career in Houston as a Teach for America Houston Corps member teaching elementary school for three years. He holds a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University and earned his M.Ed in school administration and supervision from the University of Houston. Zach moved to Austin in 2012 where he was the founding math teacher for Vista. He has served as an assistant principal for the last five years and is excited to have the opportunity to lead as Co-Principal.

KIPP Austin Vista Middle School Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.