Our Administration


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Dr. Erin Flynn


Dr. Erin Flynn received her PhD in Philosophy of Religion from the National University of Ireland, Galway. During her time as a grad student, she taught small class tutorials and seminars on the History of Philosophy, Applied Ethics, and Gender and Moral Philosophy. Before becoming Principal at KAPS, she taught English II, Philosophy, Female Empowerment, and Interpersonal Studies. Dr. Flynn’s aim in education is to build relationships and school community while also instilling a passion for learning.


peggy Wilfong

ACE 21st CCLC After school Program Director & Gardening Teacher

Ms. Wilfong is a dedicated educator, environmentalist and community advocate. She currently teaches advanced soil and plant science and is the ACE 21 st Century Community Center administrator at the Katherine Anne Porter School. She is passionate about environmental issues. Six years ago she became a Certified Texas Master Naturalist and has served the Wimberley Village Library as the project director for the naturalist program for two years. Ms. Wilfong regularly involves her science class in the project at the library. She encourages her students to have a love for the environment as well as a commitment to serve others through their efforts. Another one of her environmental commitments is to the restoration of the trees along the Blanco River where she and her students regularly join other organizations to restore the ecology of the damaged river banks. She also serves the Wimberley Community through her commitment to the Lions Club. She currently is the Dispatcher at Wimberley Market Days and serves her students and families by her continued dedication to being a member of both the Foreign Exchange Committee and the Scholarship Committee.

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Travis O’Brien

Director of Technology

  • Born in: Austin Texas

  • Interesting fact: In high school I raced cars. In the first season I held 3 win trophies, rookie of the year and points champion.

  • Role at KAPS: Technology Whisperer

  • Reason for being at KAPS: Having family and multiple friends who attended and graduated from KAPS, I want to be a part of the positive impact they took with them into the world after high school.   

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Marilyn Wallace

Food Services Manager

I live in the Canyon Lake area - been a resident for the last 12 years. I originally came to KAPS as a bus driver, but my passion has always been cooking. I have 20+ years experience in the kitchen - I have cooked for 1,200 BSA campers in a given week.

I enjoy cooking and seeing our young people smile while enjoying the nutritious food I serve. :-)

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Janine Basinger

Office Manager & Human Resources

I was influenced fairly early in life by a quote on my coffee cup - -  "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." 

I have been blessed to be able to raise two wonderful children and to continue to work around students in the KAPS business office.

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Dr. Hilary Kouhana

SPED Manager

  •  Born in: Upstate  New York

  • Interesting Fact: I speak French fluently have lived in Poitiers, France during college.  I also spent two years in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer

  • Attended University: Syracuse University for my BA, University of Houston for my MEd., and Texas A&M University-Commerce for my EDd. 

  • Role At KAPS: Special Education Manager at KAPS

  • Reason for being at KAPS: I have been working in education for over 20 years and love working with the students


Abby Linam


Hi, my name is Abby Linam. I have lived here in Wimberley my whole 25 year life. I have a golden retriever and a Chartreux cat(gray domestic cat). I really enjoy being active whether it be on an organized sports team or just running or lifting weights in my free time. 

I attended college at Austin Community College and graduated in the 2017 Winter ceremony with my Therapeutic Recreation Assistant degree. Since that time, I have worked at human service organizations such as at the Marbridge Foundation Summer Camp as a counselor, at Angels for Elders here in Wimberley, volunteered at a few Special Olympics competitions, worked at the AWARE riding arena, and volunteered at the SOAR riding arena; ultimately, I discovered my passion to work with SPED kids (largely discovered at the SOAR riding arena) and am blessed to have that very opportunity here at KAPS."


John sanchez

Head of the Counseling Dept.

Crisis Counselor/Restorative

I graduated from Texas State University in 05 then again in 15 with M.S. in Applied Sociology. I am married to my College sweetheart, Lanette, and have a dog named Riley Bo! We enjoy San Marcos walks and weekends in South Texas.  KAPS student are the bloodline that keep me coming day in and out. I am dedicated to helping students achieve success by meeting them where they're at.

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Anna Duke

Academic Counselor

“Vocation is where our greatest passion meets the world’s greatest need.” -- Frederick Buechner

When I began my career as a high school teacher in 2004, I knew I had answered a lifelong calling and that teaching and working with students is my true vocation.

It has been a beautiful and winding path to KAPS and I am thrilled that I have arrived and am part of such a special community.

As a school counselor at KAPS, I hope to help students hear, listen to, find, develop, expand, and harness their inner dragon, which is their truest voice and deepest calling.

Once a dragon, always a dragon!


stella Mcpherson

Transportation Services

Stella McPherson was born and raised in Wimberley and has worked at KAPS for 10 years. Previously she worked in the cafe and drove the buses and now she is the Transportation Manager and helps oversee custodial operations and facility maintenance. 

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Lee Ann Johnson

Transcript Specialist

I am the Transcript Specialist, and I also assist the Registrar. I am a retired teacher living in Wimberley.  I taught elementary 28 years, and have worked in high schools 8 years. I have been at KAPS since February, 2019, and I really enjoy it. 


April Castro

Front Desk

I was born and raised in San Marcos, Texas. I've worked with Texas State University for the past 10 years. I enjoy serving students and look forward to being a member of the KAPS team!


Julius Kestler

Maintenance/Bus Driver

Julius has been working at KAPS for a year now, he enjoys being apart of the KAPS family .


Trey Christian

Bus Driver

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Sandy Simons

Bus Driver