June 5, 2019
Stephanie Budai New Community Programs Coordinator
Stephanie Budai has been selected to serve as Community Programs Coordinator, effective July 1. Stephanie began her career in public education in 2005 as an instructional support and physical education teacher with the Eustace Independent School District. Between 2007 and 2013, she served as second and third grade team leader at Huffman Elementary School in the Plano school district. Stephanie joined LTISD in 2013 where she taught third and fourth grade at Bee Cave Elementary. Presently, she serves as Assistant Principal at Lakeway Elementary.
Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Master of Educational Administration degree from Lamar University. She and her husband Russell Budai—who will serve as the Athletics Coordinator at Bee Cave Middle School beginning this summer—have a son, Beckett, who attends Lake Travis ISD.In her new role, Stephanie will be supported by the Office of Communications, Media & Community Relations as she coordinates the district’s after school and summer programs for students and explores the creation of adult education programs.
Dear Lakeway Family
Thank you for a wonderful year at Lakeway Elementary. I will forever be grateful for the friendships and memories I made this past year. Even though I will no longer be at Lakeway every day, I will still be in the district and would love to keep in touch with you. Lakeway Elementary will always hold a special place in my heart. This is not goodbye, it is see you soon!! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Once a Mustang, always a Mustang!
District recognizes 2018-2019 Retirees
The following individuals were acknowledged during the LTISD Employee Recognition Dinner held May 7 at the Sonesta Bee Cave:
Stanley Alonzo - Teacher, Bee Cave Elementary School
Janet Bales - Teacher, Lake Pointe Elementary School
Pam Bishop - Teacher, Lake Pointe Elementary School
LoraJeanne Blaker - FANS Campus Manager, Lake Travis High School
Sandy Brown - Finance Clerk, Lake Travis High School
Eloisa Cernicky - Teacher, Lake Travis Elementary School
Deby Childress - Teacher, Bee Cave Elementary School
George Fazzio - Teacher, Lakeway Elementary School
Gaye Fedesna - Teacher, Lake Pointe Elementary School
Karen Frey - Teacher, Lake Pointe Elementary School
Rose Gonzales - Teacher, Serene Hills Elementary School
Bruce Hall - Teacher, Lake Travis High School
Kassey LeBlanc - Teacher, Bee Cave Elementary School
Liza Lusby - Special Services Diagnostician, Hudson Bend Middle School
Kristy Quigley - Teacher, Lake Travis High School
Karen Reich - Associate Principal, Lake Travis High School
Maria Sedeno - FANS Assistant Campus Manager, Lake Travis High School
Michael Werst - Teacher, Lake Travis Middle School
Kim Kellner named BCE Principal
Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster is pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Kellner as the new Principal of Bee Cave Elementary School. She will begin her duties as Principal when the campus leadership staff returns in July. Ms. Kellner replaces Jennifer Andjelic who announced her resignation last month so that she can be closer to her family in Houston.
"I spoke with the BCE staff and PTO officers last week and their wishes were made very clear to me," said Dr. Lancaster. "Upon Ms. Andjelic’s unexpected resignation, they were adamant that Ms. Kellner be promoted to the principal role. Her extensive experience at Lake Travis ISD will allow for a very smooth transition for the students, staff, and parents of Bee Cave Elementary. I have every confidence in Ms. Kellner’s experience and abilities and believe she is the right person for the job."
Ms. Kellner earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas State University. She is an accomplished educator and administrator with more than 20 years of work experience in public schools, most of which has been spent at Lake Travis ISD. During her tenure at Lake Travis, Ms. Kellner has served in a number of roles including special education teacher and Assistant Principal at Lake Pointe Elementary School, ARD Facilitator, elementary summer school principal, Student Support Services Coordinator, interim coordinator of the LTISD Child Development Center, and Assistant Principal at Lakeway Elementary School. Presently, she serves as Assistant Principal at Bee Cave Elementary School.
Kinder Play Date
DATE: Saturday, August 10th
PLACE: Lakeway Elementary Playground
WHAT: we will have a table to sell LWE gear, have Kona ice for complimentary snow cones
Meet the Teacher Day is August 13!
Lakeway Elementary cordially invites you to our Meet the Teacher Day! We have set aside Tuesday, August 13, so that you can bring your 2019-2020 Mustangs to school to meet their new teachers, see where their classrooms are located, and store away school supplies. During our Meet the Teacher Day, there will be opportunities to purchase Spirit Wear, join the PTO, and speak with staff from our Food and Nutrition Services (cafeteria) and the LTISD Transportation Team.
In advance of our Meet the Teacher Day, you will be sent an email providing the name of your Mustang's homeroom teacher. The email will be sent to you Monday, August 12, around 4:00 pm; so, please make sure your enrollment or re-enrollment forms contain your current email address! The Kindergarten teachers will also be providing in that email the time they would like for you to arrive on Meet the Teacher Day, which will be some time between 9 and 11 am.
Our Meet the Teacher Day Schedule is:
Kindergarten: Your Scheduled Arrival Time will be included in your August 12 email and will be some time between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.
12:30 pm until 1:15 pm................1st Grade and 3rd Grade
1:30 pm until 2:15 pm.................2nd Grade and 4th Grade
2:30 pm until 3:15 pm..................5th Grade
The First Day of School is Wednesday, August 14! The school day is 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
The 2019-2020 Board Members
- President - Kristin Kenaston
- Vice President - Jessica Romero
- Grade Level Coordinator - Leslie Kempler
- Campus Coordinator - Greg Van de Putte
- Sponsorship - Heather Davis
- Community Relations - Ann Mitchell
- Treasurer - Paula Draughn
- Volunteer Coordinator - Erica Finch
- Secretary - Torie Pierce
Previous Meeting Minutes are below: