Dr. Victoria Rase Shinn

President

Victoria Rase Shinn grew up in Austin, daughter of Kirby Hall founder, Mrs. Beverly Rase, and her husband, Dr. Howard F. Rase. She was one of Kirby Hall’s first graduates in the class of 1979. After graduating from Wellesley College, Victoria attended medical school at University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Following her pediatric residency through UT Southwestern, Victoria worked as a General Pediatrician in Dallas for 28 years. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Greg, and close to daughters Carolyn and Kathryn and their families. Grand-parenting is a favorite activity. She is so glad to stay connected to Kirby Hall through its board of directors.

Howard Rase

Treasurer

Howard Rase is a Kirby Hall graduate, who earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering a short walk away at the University of Texas, Austin, He has spent most of his life after schooling in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, Caroline and two school-aged children, Ty and Eloise. His years working in Pharma / Biotech turned into a consulting career. Since the pandemic, he turned his boutique consulting firm, Minted Consulting, into a COVID Compliance business serving Commercial Productions in Hollywood. Simultaneously, he has been building a circular economy business called Buoy at www.buoy.eco. Buoy makes consumer goods, like a reusable water bottle, and recyclable restaurant containers meant to be used in a circular economy.

Amy Clements

Director

Amy Root Clements attended Kirby Hall from seventh through twelfth grades, graduating with the class of 1985. She worked in book publishing in New York City for many years and is now a professor of rhetoric and writing at St. Edward’s University. Amy is an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A. in English, B.S. in advertising, Ph.D. in English) and completed an M.F.A. in creative writing at The New School. She and her husband, architect Andrew Clements, live in Austin with their yellow cat named Sunny.

Teri Fickling

Director

Teri Fickling is a PhD candidate in English at The University of Texas at Austin. She studies gender, disability, and the reception of John Milton’s poetry by eighteenth-century women poets. She holds a BA in English from UT Austin and an MA in literature from Texas State University. Before returning to UT to pursue her PhD, she taught English at Kirby Hall School for ten years in grades ranging from 4th-12th. She enthusiastically joined the Kirby Hall School Board of Directors in 2019.

Sabina Behague

Director

Sabina Behague is the Senior Communications Manager at Equal Access International, a non-governmental organization in Washington, D.C. that works to drive positive social change in some of the most challenging regions of the world. With over 25 years of international development and communications experience in the United States and several countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, she is highly skilled in strategic messaging and storytelling, program management, and proposal and new business development. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in International Communication/Development from the American University, and an MA in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University. Sabina is a proud alumna of Kirby Hall School’s class of 1983, and is married and has two children.

Sara Schuh

Director

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