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Anderson High School Administrators
Principal
Mrs. Sammi Harrison
Sammi Harrison
Sammi Harrison is a native Austinite who attended Joslin Elementary, Porter Jr. High (now Ann Richards) and Crockett High School. She attended the University of Texas at Austin receiving both a BS in Education and an MEd in Education. She worked 25 years as a teacher at Crockett HS and Travis HS. In 2001, she came to Anderson as an Assistant Principal. In 2004, she moved into the Associate Principal position at Anderson serving 8 years until 2012. In 2012, she had the honor of serving as the Principal of Murchsion Middle School for 4 years. In 2016, she returned to Anderson High School as the Principal of this great school. She considers it her personal and professional honor to have worked in the Anderson community for 20 years. She has 3 children and 6 grandchildren (ranging in age from 20 years old to 2 months). In her spare time she and her husband love to explore small towns, state parks and historical sites. She has a Boxer named Dolly and a rescue dog named Precious.
Assistant Principals
Last Names A - C
Ms. RoLanda Hood Williams
RoLanda WilliamsRolanda Williams
Last Names D - Hm
Ms. Robin Spencer
Robin SpencerRobin Spencer hails from the cold wintery climates of the north but has been in Austin for over 25 years. Ms. Spencer attended Ryerson University where she received her B. A. in early childhood education and then attended York University where she received her M.Ed. in primary education. She received her M.Ed. in administration from Concordia University in 2015. When she first arrived in Austin, Ms. Spencer worked as a teacher liaison at a residential treatment center in S. Austin. She first joined the AISD team at Burnet MS then spent the last several years at Murchison MS both as a special education teacher and as an administrator. She joined the Anderson team in February of 2020. Her favorite pastimes are working with Amos, the therapy dog, visiting libraries and nursing homes, rolling around on the floor with her cat Wilie, and playing video games on her PS4
Last Names Hn - Mn
Associate Principal - Mr. Drew Nichols
Drew Nichols
Drew Nichols is a lifelong Trojan and product of Austin ISD. He graduated from LC Anderson High School after attending Murchison Middle School and Hill and Davis Elementary Schools. Though officially born in Wichita, Kansas, Mr. Nichols considers himself a Texan residing in the lone star state for all but that first year of his life. He attended Trinity University and played football before graduating from Texas State University with a B.A. in History and Special Education. After a decade of coaching and teaching in the special education department at Anderson, Mr. Nichols received his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas which resulted in a move into administration. He worked the following three years as assistant principal here at Anderson. Mr. Nichols now serves the Anderson community in the role of Associate Principal/Academy Director. Engaging with students and fostering lifelong relationships is a passion for Mr. Nichols. In his leisure time, Mr. Nichols enjoys watching sports, fostering shelter dogs, DIY Projects around the house, and any excuse to get out on Lake Travis.
Last Names Mo - San
Dr. Melvin Bedford
Melvin BedfordMelvin Bedford is an Assistant Principal at Anderson High School and a lifelong Texan. He is a proud graduate of Mary Carroll High school in Corpus Christi, TX. Following graduation, he received a football scholarship to Texas A&M University-Commerce graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/Public Relations. Upon returning to Corpus Christi, he enrolled at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, earning a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He served as an English teacher at Gregory-Portland High School while also coaching football and basketball until he received the opportunity to serve as an Assistant Principal in Austin Texas. Over the course of a 20-year career, he has served as a GED coordinator, teacher, coach, adjunct professor, assistant principal, academy director, and principal. He is married to Natasha Bedford and they have two AISD elementary school children, Vivian and Jude Bedford.
Last Names Sao - Z
Mr. Brian Lancaster
Brian LancasterBrian Lancaster grew up mostly in Colorado Springs, and attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  He began college as an Electrical Engineering major with an Air Force ROTC scholarship, but struggled with the initial thought: "Wait a minute, I don't feel passionate about this, so why am I doing it?"  After that, he resigned from the Air Force ROTC program and switched to being an English Education major, graduating in 2009.  He worked for three years as an English specialist at GOAL Academy, an online charter school in Colorado.  He then moved to Austin to be closer to his brother and nieces, and worked for two years at John P. Ojeda Middle School in Del Valle ISD, and then for four years at W. Charles Akins High School in Austin ISD.  In 2019, he graduated with a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Texas State University, and was hired to be an assistant principal at LC Anderson High School in the summer of 2019.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing trombone with Minor Mishap Marching Band, exploring Austin with his partner Ali, and playing computer games.