Ronnie Pinkerton, President, Treasurer
Ronnie is a 30-plus year technology professional working for organizations like IBM and CA as well as a variety of smaller software organizations. Most recently, he has been working with medium to large organizations helping them to transform and organize around agility, sharpening their abilities to inspect and adapt to a rapidly changing business world. He’s been involved with various charitable organizations in a variety of positions. Currently, he is active in his church, specifically organizing and running our audio and video systems. Ronnie has a passion to assist KAPS in becoming the best school possible and continue on its mission!
Profession and affiliations:
Currently, Ronnie is a Solutions Architect with Rally, a CA Company. He is also a member of the Scrum Alliance, Scaled Agile Organization, PMI, and Barton Creek Ranch Property Owners Association and active supporter of KAPS, Goodwill, Rally Cares, Global Giving, and Dripping Springs Presbyterian Church. Prior affiliations have included Boy Scouts of America, National Management Association, IEEE, and church committees.
Erika Koenig, Vice President
Erika Koenig is not only an educator, but also owns and manages the HippoCampus Learning Center. She has three degrees from the University of St. Thomas: BA, BBA, and MEd. Her marketing degree allowed her to travel the country for business, her Spanish degree helped her to appreciate other cultures, and her education degree allows her to help students achieve their potential. She was born and raised in Texas, but has traveled to thirty-six states, two continents, and seventeen countries. She believes that each region of the world has its beauty and each person has a story to share.
Kenn Peters holds a BS in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, an MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi and an MA in Educational Administration from Concordia University. He has more than 18 years of experience guiding students in an educational environment. He has worked with a diverse group of people in a teacher shortage area. He is creative and innovative in administering programs and services. Kenn is committed to consensus building and a team approach to management and has an ability to maintain a sense of humor, professionalism, and calm in high-pressure situations. Prior to joining Austin Achieve, Kenn was the Principal at the Katherine Anne Porter School for 3 years. Together with his colleagues, he researched, organized and launched the school's Peer Jury and Restorative Justice programs. Kenn is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Bolivia 95-97), speaks Spanish and enjoys traveling, exercising and hanging with his family.
Gary Woolfolk, Secretary
Gary practiced law in Dallas for over 20 years. He specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Law and represented large to medium sized public and private corporations. After leaving the practice of law, Gary became a consultant for various businesses, helping them through day-to-day management decisions, critical contraction issues, as well as expansion decisions. He brings a varied legal and business background to the Board of Trustees to help KAPS realize its full growth potential while maintaining its family like experience for the students. Gary retired to Wimberley in January 2017. He is an avid woodworker, creating tables, casework, chairs and other items for family members and friends in his workshop at his home.
Victor comes to the KAPS board with nearly 30 years of experience in photography, graphics production and technology orchestration. He is passionate about creative thinking and expression, design and melding old with new technology. Originally from Texas, he grew up exploring the outdoors, tinkering in workshops, darkrooms and print shops. He worked as a photographer under 3 Texas governors, spent 10 years in NY enduring the Advertising rat-race, ultimately returning to Austin to get back to cicaidas and better tacos. Victor operates a design and digital fabrication shop, while continuing his pursuit in photography. He lives in South Austin with his wife and 2 amazing daughters, one of whom is at her first year at KAPS.
Denise currently holds the position of executive director of We Believe Women Incorporated. She has served on the EmilyAnn board for 4 years, has 15 years experience as a high school teacher and 20 + as an entrepreneur and corporate executive. She believes that there are better ways to educate high school students and has experienced the positive impact KAPS had on some of her very own students who moved here from Wimberley High School.
Robin has 30 years experience as a middle school educator and principal. She retired as the principal for Kealing MS in Austin ISD in 2016. From 2016-2018 Robin served as the Executive Principal of a PreK-8th grade public charter school (Flagstaff Academy Charter) in Longmont, Colorado. Though she has recently retired, her passion for children and their education is still strong! New to the community, Robin was looking for the opportunity to can give back utilizing the strengths and experience she gained over 30 years in the field of education. She found that opportunity at KAPS!
Ingram is a Junior at KAPS who has been heavily involved in the PTSO and student governance. He has been elected by his student body to represent their interests in board meetings. Though Ingram is not a voting member,(in Texas, one must be at least 21 to be able to vote on a board) we anticipate great things from him in his new position.