Eanes ISD

Inclusive Culture

The EISD Community Building Group on Inclusive Culture is an advisory group to the Eanes ISD Board of Trustees. Community Building Group on Inclusive Culture will be specifically charged to study and identify current practices around inclusion in the following areas:

  • disability awareness for schools and community 
  • academics 
  • extra-curricular activities
  • parental involvement 

Additionally this group will study other districts' practices in these areas and identify potential recommendations to the executive administration team and the Board of Trustees. The final decision regarding any recommendation from Community Building Group rests with the Board of Trustees.

All group activity shall align with the Eanes ISD strategic values, priorities and goals. Group considerations may have academic, financial, contractual, and transportation impacts on students, staff and community members; as such, objectivity, creativity and resourcefulness are essential.


Committee Members

Committee Members

The Selection Team comprised of Dr. Colleen Jones, John Havenstrite, Vilma Luna, Molly May, and Lesley Ryan reviewed 88 applicants and identified the following members for our Inclusive Culture Committee.

Laura Avery

Utz Baldwin

Karla Basham

Ali Bunting

Dianne Carter

Caroline Castanos

Andria Chaney

Julie Cimino

Alyse Cordelli

Shelly Corrigan

Eddie Dauerheim

Kara Dawson

Kelly Dunning

Susan Fambrough

Munira Fareed

Jenn Goodner

Jeff Gritton

Susan Hancock Murray

Kathi Haralson

Simon Hjorth

Lucy Humble

Caroline Kabiri (co-chair)

Anita Lakshman

Molly May

Christine Oates

Leah Pagano

Holly Phinney

Amy Sharp

Mary Allen Smith

Joshua Stevens

Maggie Suter (co-chair)

Denise Szymczak

Lacey Victor

Todd Washburn

Amanda Yeager

Sarah Yurko


All meetings are open to the public.

Meetings are from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Westlake HS Design Lab on the following dates:

  • November 8. 2018
  • December 6, 2018
  • January 17, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • March 14, 2019
  • April 18, 2019

Sign up for our mailing list, if you are not able or interested in serving at this time but would like to be considered for any future district committees: Interest in Serving Eanes ISD Mailing List

Inclusive culture committee