Kay  Gooch

Kay Gooch

Advisory Council


I retired from Austin ISD in May of 2020 after 21 years as an Elementary School Librarian. Prior to that I taught in the classroom for 6 years and before that I was a Systems Engineer and in Sales for IBM. I have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren who all live in Austin.


Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialization in Reading, The University of Texas at Austin, 1979
Master of Library and Information Science, The University of Texas iSchool, 1999

Areas Of Specialization

Children and Young Adult Literature

Recent Awards

  • Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), Anne Hazzard Richardson Volunteer of the Year
  • Siddie Joe Johnson Award
  • Bluebonnet Selection Committee 2015-18
  • ELI: Executive Leadership Immersion Presenter

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabusNotes
2024SpringINF 382G.03Materials for Children and Young Adults