Andrew K. Bailey, Principal
Mr. Bailey joins Eastside Early College High School from Spring ISD, where he served as an Assistant Principal, District RtI Coordinator, and Associate Principal at both the Middle and High School Level. Prior to those assignments, he taught at the secondary level in both Houston ISD in Houston, Texas and Glynn County School System in Brunswick, GA.
Mr. Bailey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tuskegee University, Master’s Degree in Middle Grades Education from Columbus State University, and Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston. Mr. Bailey is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University.
Mr. Bailey is excited for the opportunity to serve the Eastside Students, Staff, and Community. He lives in Austin with his wife, Keisha, and their 3 children.
Edna A. Cortinas, Assistant Principal
Ms. Cortinas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from the University of the Incarnate Word with a focus in Broadcast Journalism. She completed her Master of Science in Secondary Education and Principal's Certification Program at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.
Ms. Cortinas' professional career began as a TV news reporter, executive producer, and anchor. She worked for the CBS, NBC, and Telemundo news affiliates in Corpus Christi, Texas. Following a number of years working in the media, Ms. Cortinas decided to make the transition into education. This year is Ms. Cortinas' 17th year in education. She began her educational career as a teacher and coach at Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi, Texas. After a number of years in private school education, she went in public education at West Oso High School also in Corpus Christi. After being at West Oso for almost a decade, Ms. Cortinas moved to Austin and taught English at Travis High School, where she also served as Department Chair/Instructional Specialist.
Ms. Cortinas is excited to be a part of the Panther family and believes in establishing relationships with students, collaboration, and establishing a foundation of structures to ensure every student and teacher reaches success. She looks forward to working with our students, faculty, and Eastside community to build a strong partnership where everyone involved can achieve their highest potential.
JoAnn Holliday, Assistant Principal
Ms. Holliday holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. She completed her Masters of Education in Mathematics at Texas State University.
She began teaching high school mathematics in San Antonio and across the Austin area for over a decade before transiting into educational leadership as a testing coordinator, educational data analyst, and academic dean.
Ms. Holliday joined Austin ISD as an administrator in spring of 2023 and is ecstatic about working in the east Austin community. She is committed to ensuring all students have the tools necessary for post high school endeavors.
Elizabeth Chang-Yen, Lead Counselor
Mrs. Chang-Yen is a third generation educator and has been an educator since 2005. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Math Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She taught high school math for almost 10 years. During the last 3 years of teaching she earned her Master’s degree in High School Counseling and Mental Health at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While teaching high school math, she also tutored visually impaired students in college Mathematics. She also worked with an after school program called Upward Bound, which helps students who will be a first generation college student complete high school, prepare for college and pursue a college diploma.
Mrs. Chang-Yen has been a part of the Eastside Panther family since 2016. She hopes to encourage her students to pursue their dreams and help them prepare for life after high school.
Anecia Robinson, Counselor
Ms. Robinson has been a school counselor since 2003. She worked as a counselor in Washington State, Virginia and North Carolina with experience in both middle and high school. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Psychology from Park University and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. Prior to working in education, she served in the U.S. Army.
Ms. Robinson joined Austin ISD in July 2023 and is excited to be a part of the Eastside community. She believes the sky is the limit and will help students prepare for life after high school.