Austin Public Schools appoint Katie Baskin as new Executive Director of Academics and Administrative Services

Austin Public Schools have announced the appointment of Katie Baskin as the new Executive Director of Academics and Administrative Services. With over 20 years of experience in education, officials with Austin Public Schools stated that Baskin is a proven leader in academic administration and management.

Baskin will oversee Austin Public Schools’ academic programs and administrative services in her new role. This includes managing curriculum development, ensuring academic excellence, and developing and implementing policies and procedures that support the mission and vision of the District.

Before joining the APS Cabinet as Executive Director of Teaching Learning, Baskin has served at all levels of K-12 education, first as a middle school Math teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, and elementary principal.  Additionally, Baskin facilitates Principal professional learning with the University of Minnesota Principals Academy as she believes school leaders are responsible for shaping the educational system.  Baskin is a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development at the University of Minnesota and will complete this work in December 2023.