Namesake

Monta Jane Akin was born in Houston on June 19, 1948. Upon her retirement in December 2015, she had served more than 40 years as an educator in LISD. 

Monta began her career in Austin ISD as a first grade teacher. In 1976, she began working in LISD as a reading specialist.  She later went on to serve as curriculum director and assistant superintendent of instructional services.  Monta played an instrumental role in implementing LISD's culture of continuous improvement, as well as the guiding documents, which became the foundation of student learning in the district.  

Monta has been married to her husband, Jim Roberson, for 35 years.  She and Jim have lived in Leander for 26 years.  They have one daughter, Melissa and her husband Pete; two grandsons, Alex and Cooper; and a brother, Jess Akin.  Akin's late parents were Mavis and Jess Akin.