David Crockett High School


Principal's Office


Kori Crawford - Crockett Principal

Kori Crawford, Principal 

ph. 512-414-7806

email: kori.crawford@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 - 10th Grade (Cohort 2024)

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

email: eric.ortmann@austinisd.org


Cynthia Julian - Assistant Principal (Cohort 2021)Cynthia Julian
, Assistant Principal - 9th Grade (Cohort 2025)

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

email: cynthia.julian@austinisd.org

Ms. Julian is proud to support Cougar Class of 2021. 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). Four years ago, she made her way to Crockett ECHS where she first met the Class of 2021 students. That first year at Crockett she taught many of our current seniors, as freshmen, and now as their assistant principal she is so excited to get to walk along side of them as they walk across the graduation stage! When she is not spending time with her students she enjoys being with family and friends, yoga, and gardening. 


Thaislen Perez - 10th Grade Assistant PrincipalThaislen Perez, Assistant Principal - 11th Grade (Cohort 2023)

ph. 512-414-7802 (Google Voice 512-763-0863)

email: thaislen.perez@austinisd.org

Ms. Thaislen Perez is excited to support cohort 2023 this school year as the new 10th grade Assistant Principal at Crockett ECHS. Ms. Perez joined Austin ISD in 2017 as a Compliance Coordinator for High Schools in the Multilingual Education Team. She also served as Compliance Coordinator for Anderson, McCallum, and Navarro vertical teams where she supported twenty-nine assistant principals who served as LPAC (Language Proficiency Assessment Committee) chairs. By Providing hands-on support to the campuses during the LPAC process, Ms. Perez ensured that the Bilingual and ESL programs at her assigned campuses were meeting the affective, linguistic, and cognitive needs of their emergent bilingual students. Prior to joining AISD, she was a district ESL Coordinator in Manor ISD, where she offered sheltered instruction trainings to teachers of emergent bilingual students. Prior to this role, Ms. Perez taught Spanish in middle school and English at an alternative high school in Manor ISD. Ms. Perez holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Spanish Literature from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master's in Educational Administration from Concordia University, Texas. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, her two young daughters, and their new puppy.



Shana King - Assistant Principal 9th GradeShana King, Assistant Principal - 12th Grade (Cohort 2022)

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

email: shana.king@austinisd.org

 Mrs. King graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Biology through the UTeach Program, and is currently finishing a graduate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy. In college she fell in love with Crockett while working as an intern in the science department, which led her to teaching here and eventually serving as the Science Instructional Specialist and Cheerleading Coach. This year she is excited to transition into the role of Assistant Principal to support the Class of 2022 through the next four years and into the future.  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


Amyna Dosani - Counselor Cohort 2022Amyna Dosani
Counselor - Cohort 2022

ph. 512-414-7886

email: amyna.dosani@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, Christine Pack - 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
  • Communities in School, Tara Domasco - 512-841-1646 (Google Voice 512.766.9871)
  • Special Education Coordinator, Amanda Caldwell - 512-414-7860

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 John Green - 512-841-7606


Julie Carr - NurseJulie Carr, Nurse

ph. 512-414-7888 

 email: julie.carr@austinisd.org