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Welcome Waugh: Ann Richards brings in Ms. Waugh as full time principal

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Since former ARS principal Ms. Jeanne Goka retired, Ms. Kris Waugh has been filling in as interim principal, but the time has come to get a permanent placement for that position. Austin Independent School district collaborated with parents, students, teachers, board members, and Ann Richards community members to compile a principal profile of things they…

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Where in the world is she?: Ms. Goka’s life in retirement

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  Starting her life in retirement, Ms. Goka is taking a well-earned vacation.   Ms. Goka is off to a new start after retiring from her job as principal at Ann Richards.  Goka kicked off her adventure in Portland, Oregon where she visited her daughter Emiko and Emiko’s boyfriend. They went to the Portland Symphony…

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Changing the principles: Principal Goka announces retirement, Waugh to step in

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The large gym bustles with tired anticipation. By the end of the second day of school everyone is exhausted but with the excitement of starting a new school year. Ann Richards students are used to unexplained assemblies in the large gym. It is part of the excitement of going to ARS: you never really know…

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Thoughts lead to words: Looking back on ten years with Ms. Goka

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Principal Jeanne Goka has three different fruit cups on her desk. For years, the Ann Richards School has boasted the most fruit consumed in the district, and if the lunchtime rituals of the school’s principal are consistent, it’s safe to say her adherence to the school’s healthy and well-balanced diet isn’t just talk. Words lead…

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