Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
"...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)..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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.)..."
"...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..."
"...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.”..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."