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Putting Down Roots

 Thank you to those of you who joined us September 15 for a Celebration Toast!

Everyone from all three Headwaters campuses and beyond was invited to raise a glass of juice with us on the afternoon of Friday, September 15th, as we celebrated the success of the Putting Down Roots campaign this spring and Headwaters Schools’ recent purchase of the middle and high school campus. Guests enjoyed light snacks and celebratory refreshments on the deck of our historic downtown Austin Campus. They heard from our Board Chairwoman, Heather Vickers, and our Head of School, Ted Graf, about the transformative power of this purchase, as well as several students and an alumnus. We toasted all those who so generously made this next exciting chapter of our school’s story possible.

See photos from the celebration here:

Donors to the Campaign

Thank you to the following donors for their generosity and support!

Alfredo Acevedo
Teresa Ager
Gail Allen
Mark and Laura Ambler
Apple Inc.
Jenny and Kris Arizola-Jensen
Alice Arterberry and Michael Mogavero
Artisanal Imports Inc.
Kwame and Tracy Asamoah
Jerry Aubin and Kerry Joyce
Austin Neuromuscular Center
Roseana Auten and Roland Swenson
Bill and Joy Baldwin
Keely Bargnesi
Jane Barkow and Rodger Fuller
Joya Celiberti Barrett and Dennis Barrett
Bartlett Family Empowerment Fund
Kristy and Adam Battani
John and Anna Bedolla
Zach and Nichole Been
Mary Behle
Belle and Donnie Berg
Oscar and Lucille Berrones
Mitchell Bilbe and Tiffany Goodman Bilbe
Blue Water Realty
Jana and Ken Bodeman
Susan Bremer and Peter Jeffe
Cliff and Kate Brunson
Valerie Brunson
Janna Bureson
Jennie Burger and Bill Fagelson
Alfonso Calderon and Elif Iyriboz
Jeff Canning and Tracy Levins-Canning
Henry and Heather Chalmers
Chalimar and Tatenda Chieza
Greg and Martha Clay
Amanda Coates
Anne Marie and Chriss Coats-Gatz
Scott Collard and Rae Smith
Lea Comte
William and Harriette Cook
James and Katelena Cowles
Paul Cronin
Elizabeth Crook and Marc Lewis Foundation
Isabelle Crow
Emily Crumley
Ray and Heidi Day
Maria Jose De Prado Freyre
Susie Demarest
Lexi Diamond
Kelly and Linda Dickens
Nora Dock and Sean Allen
Donna Produces Inc.
Chris and Christine Dormier
Janelle Downey
Paloma Doyle
Lisa Dubuque and William Wood
Joseph and Jessica Dunlap
Kelly and Richard Edwards
Owen and Jodi Egerton
John Greenman and Zahie El Kouri
Suzette Emberton
JP, Tra, and Lexi Emmert
Todd and Courtney Erickson
Natalie Esquivel
Amy Estes and Tobin Scroggins
Evans Family Charitable Trust
Nathaniel Fagelson
Suzanne Fanger and Chris Rossbach
Sharon and Michael Fanger
Laurie Felker Jones
Andres Ferraro
Robyn Flaherty
Sean and Andrea Fleming
Mike and Janet Fourticq
Matt Freeze
Paul Garcia
Thomas and Michelle Gardella
Carolyn and Gustavo Garza
Joe and Jennifer Gatti
Garrett and Erin Gibbs
Thomas Gibson
Cabanne Gilbreath
Jennifer Giroux
Jennie Glass
Sherrie Goodman
Ryan and Temple Gossett
Ted and Amy Graf
Michael and Martha Gunlock
Nicole and Robert Halder
Bryan Hale
Noel Harbin
William Heck
Georgia Helen
Tina Hellsten
Skye Henize
David and Erica Heroy
Amie and Bob Hershberger
Jonathan and Lana Hewitt
Ann Higginbotham
Davis Hill
Leslie and Roger Hirsch
Todla Hobson
Jon Hockenyos and Rebecca Yerly
The Hoffman Family
Thomas and Kimberly Hooper
Allison Howry and Jason Derrett
Harold and Catherine Hulst
Ryan and Veronica Hyma
Rani and Nico Ilai
Gerrit Ilai
Pax Ilai
Julie Inlow and Leo Munoz
IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin
Cheline Jaidar
James and Natalie Jalenak
Nate and Kelley Janes
Dean and Page Janeff
David and Susan Jenkins
Jan Jensen
Brian Johnson
Mark and Tricia Jones
Lance and Darla Jones
Carla and Carey Jung
Sebastian and Stuart Kaye
Michael and Shanti Kelley
Jote Khalsa and Matt Clawson
Chelsea Knezevich
Carmen Knight
Kathy Knudsen
Robin Knudsen
Jeffrey and Irma Kramer
David and Simona Krug
Paul Lambert and Katy Oliveira-Lambert
Andrew Lantz
Colleen and Francois Lasnier
Diane Lawlis-Clarke
Sara Legesse
Shelly Leuzinger and Tim Ziegler
Jeremy Levine and Jacquelyn Rei Lawrence
Max and Rochelle Levit
Clay & Katy Levit
Mandy and Aaron Levy
Marc Lionetti
Hanbing Liu
Rachel Lomas and Andy Bowman
Virginia Luff
Eric and Jaclyn Mann
George and Annie Mantaring
Sue Marmion
Kerry Edwards and Stephen Marshall
Tammy Marshall
Eduardo and Debra Martinez
Stephane and April Martini
Claude Martini
James and Susan Masiak
Misty Mathis and Justin Poag
Garry and Cristina Mauro
Elizabeth Maxfield
Timothy Maxwell
Chris McGonagle
John and Christine McIver
Bryan McNeal
Melanie Meador and Cathy Morris
Brink and Rixi Melton
Charles Miller
Patrick and Natalie Miller
Erin and Michael Moffitt
Will and Bradford Moncrieff
Karen Monteith
Tim Mooney
Amy Morgan and Robert Gasper
Tarek Morshed
Mark and Kim Muller
Natural Health Center of Austin
Bryan Neuberg
Sean and Karla Newton
Julie Noble
Jennifer Novak
The Nylund Family
Jay and Angela Oberman
Jiro and Kim Okochi
David and Traci Osborn
Rob and Jennifer Pac
Manoj Panicker
John Papola and Lisa Versaci
Jason and Jennifer Parkman
Kris and Hina Patel
Physicians Computer Company
Erik and Lisa Pearson
Brandon and Katherine Petree
Phillip and Kathy Pfister
Gary and Dianna Pharr
Arthur and Lisa Phelps
Sarah and Ryan Phillips
Madhu Phillips and Joyce Yang
Jennifer Phillips
Scott and Julie Plowman
David Post and Kristen Davis Post
Ross Taggart and Patricia Prince-Taggart
Ping Li and Li Qiu
Jeff and Laura Quilici
Gabriela Ramirez
Roberto Andrade and Cristina Rangel
Ben Ravel
Steve Ravel
Sara Rechis
Sumanth Reddy and Vasudha Chiluka
Lorenz and Jane Redlefsen
Darren and Carolina Reid
Katharyn and Stanley Reiser
Vanessa and Brian Rigsby
Al and Roberta Rincon
Jessica Rio
Mary Rio
Bruce Rose
Jim and Wanda Kay Rudden
Jack Rudden
Lauren Russum
Kimberly Rutledge and Lee Dykes
Lara Schmidl-Simandi
David and Holly Schneider
Monica and Donna Schoch-Spana
Chris and Julieta Seebach
Roddy Seekins
George and Laurie Seremetis
Brandon and Cara Shackelford
Kate Shannon
Thomas and Vanessa Shaw
Stephanie Sherrod
Juliane Shore
Jennifer Skiffington
Nina Smith-Gardiner
James Snowden
Oliver Steck, Eleanor Steck, and Michele Solberg
Becka Spellman and Jeremy Burks
Sandy Singer and Ken Spellman
Zach Stamler
Brian and Joy Standefer
Jennifer and Morgane Starr
Sue Ellen Stavrand and John Harcourt
Jeff and Barb Steinberg
Henry Stukenborg
Rosalie Tharp
The Melton Law Firm
Charles and Natalee Thornburgh
Yam and Jennifer Tolan
Townbridge Homes
Jasen Trautwein
Hayley Trentacosta
John and Renee Trudeau
Urbane Homes
Barrett Valdes
Jeff and Norma Van Horn
Brian and Claudine Vanek
Sarah Vaught
Elizabeth Vickers
Esme Vickers
Piper Vickers
Raynette Vickers
Heather and Ruston Vickers
Madicyn Villalobos
Keelan and Trey Wackman
Robert Shults and Tara Wagner
Mark and Keely Wahl
Tegan Wahl
Rebecca and Phillip Warnick
Deborah Way-Salinas
Ginger Webb and Chia Webb-Cazares
Steven and Lara Weber
Allie West
Alexander Williamson
Gavin Wilson
Jenn Wooten and Dan Gilkison
Brian Yager
David Younger and Debbie Radzinsky
Sarah Youree
Henry Ziegler
and other anonymous donors

8th & Rio Grande: A New Chapter

Read more about the campaign…

On a quiet, tree-lined corner in downtown Austin sits a group of buildings that are filled each day with some of the most inspired learning and teaching happening in the state. Our students and teachers have been falling in love with learning on this downtown block since we moved here in 2004, and they now state definitively:

We want to stay!

We hope you will join us in this conversation. To start the dialogue we have created what we hope you will find thoughtful and useful information.


Challenges & Matches


The slide deck below can be expanded to full screen for easier viewing.



What Our Students & Faculty Think

Hear from some of our Springs & Creek Guides about why the River Campus purchase matters to all of us!

Headwaters Guide Thom Gibson took to the streets with his mic and video camera (and took to the sky with our drone!). Following is a glimpse of his conversations with members of our community.


A Little More Detail

Anticipating questions, we created a more detailed overview of our opportunity. We hope you find this to be a thoughtful start to this important conversation. You can download a PDF if that is easier to review.

Help Us Grow Our Roots


The Invitation

We have come to a point of opportunity and invitation. As a community we must decide if we can jump in. We invite you, after examining the information we have provided, to join us in the conversation. We then hope you will join our community members that want to stay and help us grow our roots.

Help Us Grow Our Roots