Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy

About Bertha Sadler Means

Our namesake, Bertha Sadler Means, is an inspiration to every student and staff member, and a central part of our community at Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy.

A true hero of the city of Austin, she is known for her work as a businesswoman, educator and civil rights activist. 

Ms. Sadler Means held several positions within Austin Independent School District over the course of her career, in both elementary and secondary education, and she was a pioneer in reading education. She taught at Prairie View A&M College and at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as delivering workshops in teacher education at Huston Tillotson University.