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In the Name of Ann Richards
AISD's School for Young Women Leaders is a district showcase – does its glittering reputation hide a darker side for teachers and students?
News Story  August 30, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Not everyone agrees. Trustee Ann Teich said, "There are some things you can't ignore, and that's attrition." Teich, a former AISD teacher, is no fan of single-sex education: She voted against the plan to convert Pearce and Garcia into single-sex schools, and only voted for the proposed boys academy as an equity issue (in short, having a girls school and no boys school leaves the district open to lawsuits)..."

Austin ISD: Brister Exit Changes the Game
District 3 trustee withdrawal rewrites board dynamics
DAILY News  October 14, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Late Wednesday afternoon, I got a phone call: There were big changes in the Austin ISD district 3 election. Briefly before the chamber of commerce forum, I got confirmation: Trustee Christine Brister was suspending her campaign, making challenger Ann Teich the heir apparent for the North-Central seat...."

High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
News Story  October 5, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...And both incumbents face strong challenges, as well. In South­east Austin, Sam Guzmán is being pursued by Jayme Mathias, a Catholic priest, while in North Central, incumbent Chris­tine Brister faces the wrath of educators in the shape of retired teacher Ann Teich...."

Rundberg Rising
How do you keep improving a neighborhood after $1 million in grant money runs out?
News Story  October 13, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...It sounds like the setup to a gag, but AISD Trustee Ann Teich really does remember when the Rundberg area was all fields. In 1966, she was one of the first students at the newly opened Lanier High School..."

Austin ISD Still Stymied by Confederate Names
A school by any other name ...
News Story  November 29, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...26, trustees approved a motion to rename the former Allan Elementary School after Anita Ferrales Coy, who worked as a principal at the school and later as a district administrator for over 20 years. The vote passed 6-1-1, with District 3 Trustee Ann Teich voting against and D4 Trustee Kristin Ashy (who was sworn in earlier that evening) abstaining...."

Austin ISD Board Considering Policy Change for Facility Use
Anti-LGBTQ church's use of Performing Arts Center sparks protest, trustees' concerns
News Story  September 6, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...In early August, AISD officials indicated that the district's general facility-use guidelines – which do permit extended rental of district-owned property by religious groups – also applied to the PAC, but there's confusion on the board as to whether or not that is the case. Trustees Ann Teich and Jayme Mathias confirmed late last week that the board's attorney was looking into ways in which the PAC policy could be clarified..."

Public Notice: In the Name of Fairness
Times change, and so do schools
News Column  March 1, 2018, by Nick Barbaro
"...It was high drama at the AISD board meeting Monday evening, climaxing with Trus­tee Ann Teich storming off the dais in protest after the board approved a resolution to change the names of four schools named for Confederate soldiers. Teich has opposed the name changes vociferously, but lost the vote, 7-2, then was ruled out of order when she tried to introduce a separate motion (not on the agenda) to also rename Stephen F..."

AISD to Consider Ridding School Names of Confederate Legacy
AISD Board in the process of crafting a mechanism that allows for renaming schools upon public request
News Story  November 19, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Some specific suggestions didn't make the cut. For example, District 3 Trustee Ann Teich proposed new language that would not only bar the names of Confederates, but to avoid any future controversy, would also take military personnel and politicians off the list..."

Tempers Flare as AISD Board Tackles Confederate Legacy
Name change issue punted to the board's policy committee
News Story  November 12, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Then Trustee Ted Gordon and Board Secretary Jayme Mathias framed the name change as a moral imperative, with Gordon arguing there was no need for a policy change. Finally, Trustee Ann Teich attacked the proposal as merely set-dressing..."

Nov. 6 Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
News Story  October 19, 2012
"...Moreover, his reflexive support for IDEA Public Schools and its takeover of Allan Elementary, his dismissal of critics, and his pretense that the administration's only real problem has been poor communication, have alienated many in the community. Mathias is politically green, and may have a difficult learning curve – not least in distinguishing true educational allies from would-be "reform" advocates – but his energy, combined with a willingness to listen, should be a major board asset after the toxic environment of the campaign. District 3: Ann Teich..."

AISD: Insurgents and Ed Austin Win 3 of 4
Hinojosa won by the biggest margin
News Story  November 9, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Predictably in District 3 (North), retired teacher Ann Teich defeated incumbent Christine Brister, who had suspended her campaign but not given a definitive answer about whether she would serve or not if elected. Also predictably, former PTA Council chair Amber Elenz (the only victor EA hadn't endorsed) – defeated businessman and peace activist Charlie Jackson in a Place 5 (Central and West) race that had become increasingly bitter in its closing days...."

School District Preps for Electoral Fight
Challengers emerge for two AISD trustee seats while three remain unchallenged
News Story  July 21, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Yet Hinojosa's empty seat and the Mathias-Anderson fight may be the only contested races, and that's good news for the other three incumbents up for re-election. In District 3, retired teacher Ann Teich wants her second term (although she has confirmed that she has no ambitions for a third), as does her neighbor to the south, District 5's Amber Elenz..."

AISD Prepares to Slice the Apple
School district battles its budget monsters
News Story  December 6, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...District 3 Trustee Ann Teich pointed to the district's Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee – which has worked for more than three years to recommend strategies to the board of trustees – as an appropriate model for the BSTF. "There's just too much information to digest in a short amount of time," Teich told the Chronicle..."

AISD Board to CodeNEXT: Remember Us
School board passes resolution recommending consideration of AISD students
News Story  November 30, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...According to the resolution, more than half of AISD's students are considered "economically disadvantaged," whose families rely on "deeply affordable" or subsidized housing. Additionally, the majority of families currently reside in single-family homes, duplexes, and townhomes; the resolution bemoans the fact that the "vast majority" of Austin's new housing units are "small, expensive apartments and condos." Also provided is a recent sampling of 6,895 new housing units, collected over the summer by AISD board member and Planning Commission ex-officio Ann Teich, which found that those units were home to only 46 (primarily white) AISD students..."

AISD: Propositions for a Full Board
Trustees mull bond package after Geronimo Rodriguez tabbed to succeed Paul Saldaña in District 6
News Story  June 15, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Rodriguez's supporters spent the weekend sending letters and signing petitions, and ultimately, the board sided with Rodriguez in a unanimous vote of support. (Though the vote may not have represented the full opinions of trustees: District 7 Trustee Yasmin Wagner made sure to praise each candidate, and District 3's Ann Teich encouraged both Delgado and Shield to run again when the seat comes up for election next November.)..."

Lee Elementary No Longer Lee Elementary
Renaming process has begun
News Story  March 31, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Throughout the process there has been near-unanimity among the board, but on Mon­day, District 3 Trustee Ann Teich abstained. Not due to any love of the Con­federacy, but because she believes that swapping some signs will do nothing to tackle the district's underlying racial issues..."

Casar Calls Out Landlords
Supports D4 renters' suit alleging breach of contract
DAILY News  May 5, 2015, by Amy Kamp
"...At Monday’s event, AISD District 3 Trustee Ann Teich and her husband Randy Teich, who is the president of the North Austin Civic Association, both spoke in support of ARNL. Ann Teich said that as a member of the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team, “we’re looking for projects like this to promote.”..."

New Direction for New AISD Board?
New members are sworn in Nov. 19
News Story  November 16, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Four new members – At-Large Place 8 member Gina Hinojosa, the Rev. Jayme Mathias in District 2, Ann Teich in District 3, and Amber Elenz in District 5 – will join the board Nov..."

Race to the Board: Fundraising
Some 80% of Mary Ellen Pietruszynski's contributions came from three donors in the tech community
News Story  October 19, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...However, the second-biggest player this year – after Welland – is the Education Aus­tin PAC, which is linked to the teachers union, and divided $25,000 between the four candidates it endorsed: $10,000 for Hino­josa, $5,000 each for Jayme Mathias, Charlie Jackson, and Ann Teich...."

A Whopping Bond and a New Eastside Plan ... at High Speed
AISD board just misses a billion dollar bond, races to fix Eastside High
News Story  March 1, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...However, they had still not reached unanimity by Monday, especially over the $20 million to convert the Eastside's Ridgeview campus (formerly the old Anderson High campus, currently the Alternative Learning Center) to host the planned school for young men. Separate requests from trustees Ann Teich and Robert Schneider to place that initiative in its own bond proposal failed..."

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