Dedication of Akin Elementary School

Dedication of Akin Elementary School
Posted on 09/10/2017
Leander ISD Board Members and Akin Elementary students cut the ribbon during the dedciation ceremony of Akin Elementary School.

Leander ISD’s newest elementary school, located at 3261 Barley Road, in Leander, is named Monta Jane Akin Elementary. Monta Jane Akin was born in Houston on June 19, 1948. Upon her retirement in December 2015, she had served more than 40 years as an educator in LISD.

Monta began her career in Austin ISD as a first-grade teacher. In 1976, she began working in LISD as a reading specialist. She later went on to serve as curriculum director and assistant superintendent of instructional services.

Monta has been married to her husband Jim Roberson, for 35 years. She and Jim have lived in Leander for 26 years. They have one daughter, Melissa Eckhoff and her husband Pete; two grandsons, Alex and Cooper; and a brother, Jess Akin. Akin’s late parents were Mavis and Jess Akin.

Monta played an instrumental role in implementing LISD’s culture of continuous improvement, as well as the guiding documents, which became the foundation of student learning in the district.