Phone: 512-533-7584


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Ms. Amy Russ, Principal

Hello, Tiger Families!  It is an honor to serve you as Principal at West Cypress Hills Elementary.

I have twenty-two years of experience in Education and, before moving to the Lake Travis Independent School District, I had the privilege of holding district- and campus-level leadership roles in the Canyon, Austin, and Hays school districts. Just prior to moving to Lake Travis ISD last year, I was the Assistant Principal at Tobias Elementary School in the Hays School District. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies-Mathematics and a Master of Education in Administration/Educational Leadership from West Texas A & M University.

A bit about me personally...I am a proud mother of two amazing daughters, Madison has a master's in architecture and is here locally in Austin working as a UX designer for a start-up tech company. Chelsey and her husband Derek live in Connecticut, where she is an OBGYN physician. In my spare time, I love hanging out laughing with my family on Lake Austin, on the Texas Coast, or planning my next trip up to the tiny coastline of Connecticut.

We are most fortunate at West Cypress Hills to have fabulous support from our PTO and community partners.  We have a great staff and wonderful volunteers.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to welcome back our returning Tigers and look forward to meeting our new Tigers.  It's going to be a great year!