Amber Watts
Director of Education

Amber provides leadership for our AISD focus group, and is the Program Director of Higher Learning. This is our Saturday program for youth of color ages 5 – 18 based in social justice, mentorship, social emotional learning, and community building. Her passion for educating youth of color derives from a lack of support in her own racial identity development as a youth. She is compelled to create spaces in which young people of color are able to discover their voices, and embrace their power. 

She is a partner, daughter, friend, sister, and a proud aunt. She works on the Cultural Proficiency and Inclusiveness team as a Restorative Practices Associate with Austin Independent School District (AISD), and is a certified 200 hour yoga teacher. Amber earned her Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston Salem State University, and is currently working towards a M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy.