Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy


Principal De'Sean Roby 

De'Sean Roby — Principal 
I've come full circle and returned to the building I started in when I began working with AISD.  It is a joy and honor to be the   principal of Bertha Sadler Means YWLA. My name is De'Sean Roby, and I am a product of AISD.  I attended Winn   Elementary, Read Elementary, Lamar Junior High School, and McCallum High School. I have spent most of my 26 years in   education at the middle school level; fifteen of those years have been at Title I campuses. My specialty is in English Language Arts, and my passion is curriculum. I want all students to be excited about learning. I have   been an instructional coach, an academic dean, and an assistant principal. My philosophy has always been, I'm not your  teacher; I am your learning guide. My expectations are high, and my goal is to see Sadler Means students reach their potential. 

Assistant Principal Patti Estep

Patti Estep — Assistant Principal  

My name is Patti Estep, and I am very excited to be your child's assistant principal. I was born and raised in East Austin and am a   product of AISD, go Maroons! This is my 20th year in education, with most of my experience at the middle school level. I taught   middle school math for 10 years at both Martin MS and Bedichek MS. I then dedicated myself to working with all secondary campuses as an English Language Learner/Math Curriculum Specialist. While working with the Multilingual department I found a great interest in the district's Dual Language program and became the MS Dual Language Program Coordinator where I helped support the first 8 middle school campuses with program implementation. Although I gained a great deal of knowledge at the district  level, I truly missed being on a campus surrounded by students daily. I am now in my 5th year as an assistant principal with 2 years of experience at the high school level. 
My mission is to support our students during this delicate adolescence time in their lives and at the same time prepare them for the successes and challenges that await them in high school. 

Assistant Principal Natasha Bedford

Natasha Bedford — Assistant Principal 

My name is Natasha Bedford and I’m one of the Assistant Principals here at Sadler Means! I love being a dragon and  being a part of this rewarding school community. I started my education career at Angelo State University and received  my master's degree from Grand Canyon University. This is my 14th year in Austin ISD all at the middle school level.  I'm excited about continuing my leadership career and helping our students reach both their academic and social goals. I love writing, creating media, and filming. As the Media, Visual, and Performing Arts Academy Director I look forward to being involved in our campus programs by highlighting the awesome things our students are accomplishing. 
My mission is to help our scholars acheive every goal they set their eyes on. Go Dragons!