Vanessa Benavides, Lead Teacher

Vanessa is a proud graduate of Texas State University, where she graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She also holds her Texas teaching certification for ESL and Early Childhood through 6th grade. During her free time, she enjoys volunteering, especially at the Boys and Girls Club. She has been working in the international school sector for the last five years and is very passionate about teaching global citizenship and international-mindedness, which is why she loves the IB program. Spanish is Vanessa’s mother tongue and loves sharing her language and culture with her students.

In Vanessa’s free time, she enjoys reading books, playing with her two-year-old son, snuggling with her dogs Odie and Bella and traveling with her family. She is ecstatic to be part of this incredibly diverse community of families and teachers.

Email address:​ v.benavides@ISTexas.org

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IST Trailblazers loved seeing the Solar Eclipse today with their ISO approved eclipse glasses! Our curious students inquired into this amazing phenomenon throughout the day and were bubbling with enthusiasm when the time came to view the partial eclipse. What a great way to start an fantastic school year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome Back Trailblazers!

What an amazing first day of school! As you can tell by the photos, smiles were not in short supply!

Be sure to tag us in your back-to-school photos so we can share in your IST moments!
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Don't Forget!
Tomorrow we will be hosting our Back-To-School Uniform Sale from 10-12pm in the gym! Stop in and take advantage of these great deals!
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Today we celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day. Help us commemorate one of our IST Trailblazers by sharing this post! Let's spread his message to take action and inspire change.

How will your family take action this summer? Tag us at International School of Texas #ISTTakesAction to share your summer stories!

#MakeEverydayaMandelaDay

"It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it."
-Nelson Mandela
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School may be out but summer camps are keeping our campus full of laughter and smiling faces! Take a look at our recent campers having a blast with Learning Fun 101 - Engineering & Robotics - South Austin. Next week we are delighted to welcome TexARTS to IST for our performing arts camp! ... See MoreSee Less

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Contact Info

Address:
International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
Map: Google Map
Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org