Recent News

Senior Capstone Presentations
This spring our seniors spent the semester creating a business to help solve a community problem. They met with a client, assigned roles for each other, researched and developed a business plan, built a prototype or platform for the client, and worked with MBA students at UT’s McCombs School Business to help perfect their pitch.... Read more »
Freshmen place 2nd at Forensic Science Challenge
On March 23rd a group of our freshmen Stars participated in a Forensic Science Challenge that was judged by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. Our Stars tested their detective skills and solved a crime scene from beginning to end. They collected documents, tested evidence, wrote a report and presented their findings to the Travis County... Read more »
Cristina Tzintzún, Executive Director at The Jolt Initiative, Joins Foundation Board
The Ann Richards School Foundation welcomes Cristina Tzintzún, a nationally recognized advocate and leader in the Latino community, to its Board of Directors. Cristina’s nonprofit leadership experience will help amplify the Foundation’s mission to support Ann Richards School students. “I deeply believe in the school’s mission and have seen the impact the Ann Richards School... Read more »
MJ Hegar Visits the Ann Richards School
Our Stars were treated to a special assembly for a student-led interview with Air Force veteran, Purple Heart recipient and author of the best-selling memoir, Shoot Like A Girl, Mary Jennings Hegar. Our Stars were moved by MJ’s inspiring words about leadership and authenticity, especially her advice to “be those things when no one is... Read more »
Virtual Tour of the Ann Richards School
Welcome to the Ann Richards School! Please join Jurnee, Cielo, Marlene and Litzy on a video tour of the campus, and learn more about what it means to be an Ann Richards Star.
Tasktop hosts Women in Product panel at ARS
Tasktop hosted Austin’s first Women in Product event at the Ann Richards School on Thursday, March 1, to share strategies, challenges and to network with women in the field. The event featured panelists Nicole Bryan – VP of Product at Tasktop, Amanda de la Motte – Director of Product at CognitiveScale, Ezinne Udezue – Senior... Read more »
New Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
We are thrilled to share that Kristina Waugh has been named Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Kris served as the Ann Richards School’s Academic Dean for 10 years and was named Interim Principal following Jeanne Goka’s retirement in September. She was instrumental in developing the school’s innovative curriculum and practices,... Read more »