David Crockett High School


Principal's Office


Kori Crawford - Crockett Principal

Kori Manor, Principal 

ph. 512-414-7806

email: kori.manor@austinisd.org


Every great journey begins with a single step. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA and moved to Austin in the middle of my high school career. Eighteen years ago, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, my journey in education began when I applied for a position in the Austin Independent School District. Gonzalo Garza High School took a chance on me and hired me as teaching assistant, and I was forever changed. It was there that I learned education was my calling. While at Garza High School, I went on to become a math and special education teacher and department chair. Once I received my masters in Educational Administration at Texas State University, I worked as the School Improvement Facilitator at Crockett High School and later as the 9th grade assistant principal. After four years at Crockett, I had the opportunity to work as the Academic Director of Travis High School where I was the instructional leader on campus. Each step in my educational career has now brought me back to Crockett High School where I have the remarkable and exciting opportunity to serve as the newest principal.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. I also enjoy going for hikes with my dog, going to yoga classes, and reading great books.

Being back at Crockett High School is a tremendous honor. I am ready to work together to build the best school we possibly can. Let's enjoy the journey, enjoy the success. And together, we will be Always Victorious!


Assistant Principal's Office


Eric Ortmann - 10th Grade Assistant Principal (Cohort 2024)Eric Ortmann
, Assistant Principal - 11th Grade (Cohort 2024)

& 12th Grade (Cohort 2023 - Letters G - O)

ph. 512-414-0462 (Google Voice 512.777.1768)

email: eric.ortmann@austinisd.org


Cynthia Julian - Assistant Principal (Cohort 2021)Cynthia Julian
, Assistant Principal - 10th Grade (Cohort 2025)

& 12th Grade (Cohort 2023 - Letters A - F)

ph. 512-414-7803 (Google Voice 512.593.8693)

email: cynthia.julian@austinisd.org

Ms. Julian is proud to support Cougar Class of 2025 and 2023 (seniors with last names that start with A-F). She grew up in the greater Houston area in the small town of Richwood, Texas. She attended University of Houston-Clear Lake and started her teaching career at the high school she graduated from, Brazoswood HS. Later, she moved to the Austin area where she taught Algebra all the way to Calculus and attended graduate school at Texas State University (Go Bobcats). Five years ago, she made her way to Crockett ECHS where she worked as teacher and instructional coach in the math department. In 2020, she began her position as an assistant principal for the class of 2023 and is excited to work with a small group of them again as they near the end of their high school careers and walk across the graduation stage. When she is not spending time with her students she enjoys being with family and friends and going to yoga. 


Shana King - Assistant Principal 9th GradeShana King, Assistant Principal - 9th Grade (Cohort 2026)

& 12th Grade (Cohort 2023 - Letters P - Z)

ph. 512-414-1053 (Google Voice 512.686.6291)

email: shana.king@austinisd.org

 Mrs. King holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin. She fell in love with Crockett in college while working as an intern in the science department. She worked as a Science Teacher, Instructional Specialist and Cheerleading Coach for several years and transitioned to the role of Assistant Principal in 2018. Outside of the school day she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, showing her Cougar P.R.I.D.E. at athletic and fine art events, working out, and relaxing in nature. 


Jordan Benson - Academic DirectorJordan Benson
, Academy Director

ph. 512-414-7898 (Google Voice 214.799.1984)

email: jordan.benson@austinisd.org

 Jordan Benson has been serving the Crockett Early College High School community as the Academic Director since 2018. Her leadership career began at Young Women's Leadership Academy at Arnold Middle School in Grand Prairie ISD where she led the Science Department and joyfully taught Science to 8th grade young folx. She was recruited to open Sadler Means YWLA in Austin ISD as a founding administrator where she served as an Assistant Principal for four years before finding a home at Crockett.

Ms. Benson grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of North Texas specializing in human cognition and organizational psychology. She was pursuing a Master's degree in Human Resource Development when she discovered her calling to public school education. Her role as a Science teacher at the largest all girl's public school in Texas sharpened her mission to be precision-focused on empowerment, access, equity and social emotional learning for disenfranchised student populations. With these goals in mind, she earned her Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Texas at Arlington in 2014.

During her free time, Ms. Benson enjoys building community with friends and family, going on hikes with her dog, exploring new places, and learning about/engaging in equity work in the field of education.




 Counselor's Office


Janice Snyder - Guidance Secretary & Parent ConnectJanice Snyder, Guidance Secretary and Parent Connect

ph. 512-414-7884

email: janice.snyder@austinisd.org



Geoffrey Harter - Counselor Cohort 2024Geoffrey Harter, Counselor - Cohort 2024

ph. 512-414-0461 (Google Voice 415-787-0480)

email: geoffrey.harter@austinisd.org


Hamilton Speaker - 9th Grade CounselorHamilton Speaker
Counselor - Cohort 2026

ph. 512-414-7886

email: hamilton.speaker@austinisd.org



Susan Durham - Counselor (Cohort 2023)Susan Durham, Counselor - Cohort 2023

ph. 512-414-7835 

email: susan.durham@austinisd.org



Amy Rogers - 9th Grade CounselorAmy Rogers, Counselor - Cohort 2025

ph. 512-414-7813 (Google Voice 512-850-6446)

email: amy.rogers@austinisd.org



Michael Quintana - CounselorMichael Quintana, Counselor - ECHS / P-TECH

ph. 512-414-7602 (Google Voice 512-806-0481)

email: michael.quintana@austinisd.org



Support Staff

  • Administrative Assistant to the Principal, Jennifer Rodriguez - 512-414-7806
  • Receptionist/Sub Coordinator, Helen Mendoza-Morales - 512-414-2532
  • Attendance Clerk, Kathyuska Batista - 512-414-7807
  • Bookkeeper, Chris Simmons - 512-841-1702
  • Data Processor, Annette Wood - 512-414-7873
  • PEIMS Coordinator, Michele Andrade - 512-414-7846 
  • Registrar, Kathy Alvarado-Romero - 512-414-7811 
  • Parent Support Specialist, Michelle Torres - 512-414-7851
  • Project Specialist, Taryne Hallett - 512-414-7609
  • Communities in School, Tara Domasco - 512-841-1646 (Google Voice 512.766.9871)
  • Special Education Coordinator, Cynthia Coppinger - 512-414-7860
  • Athletic Trainer, Maria Lopez - 512-414-7895


Instructional Support

  • Student Success Specialist/Graduation Coach, Maria Hernandez - 512-414-7879
  • Librarian, Claudia Gibson - 512-414-7844
  • College and Career Center, Michelle Kailey Snyder - 512-414-0460 


Safety and Security Personnel

  • Campus Police/School Resource Officer, Officer Harry Hope - 512-841-7606


Falon Rhoades - Campus NurseFalon Rhoades, Nurse

ph. 512-414-7888 

 email: falon.rhoades@austinisd.org