Kori Manor, Principal
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, Assistant Principal - 11th Grade (Cohort 2024)
& 12th Grade (Cohort 2023 - Letters G - O)
ph. 512-414-0462 (Google Voice 512.777.1768)
Cynthia Julian, Assistant Principal - 10th Grade (Cohort 2025)
& 12th Grade (Cohort 2023 - Letters A - F)
ph. 512-414-7803 (Google Voice 512.593.8693)
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 Grade (Cohort 2026)
& 12th Grade (Cohort 2023 - Letters P - Z)
ph. 512-414-1053 (Google Voice 512.686.6291)
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, Academy Director
ph. 512-414-7898 (Google Voice 214.799.1984)
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.
Janice Snyder, Guidance Secretary and Parent Connect
Geoffrey Harter, Counselor - Cohort 2024
ph. 512-414-0461 (Google Voice 415-787-0480)
Hamilton Speaker, Counselor - Cohort 2026
Susan Durham, Counselor - Cohort 2023
Amy Rogers, Counselor - Cohort 2025
ph. 512-414-7813 (Google Voice 512-850-6446)
Michael Quintana, Counselor - ECHS / P-TECH
ph. 512-414-7602 (Google Voice 512-806-0481)
- 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
- 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, Nurse