Round Rock Chamber Launches 2019 Educator Externship Program

The educator externship program is a professional development opportunity for educators (teachers, counselors, and administrators) in partnership with Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD). The experience and knowledge gained at partner businesses will be brought back to the classroom via educator-developed strategies that integrate what they learned during their time “in the field.” The goal is to match educators with employers in the teacher’s subject matter and/or a subject matter of interest.

Last year’s participating business partners reported an excellent experience in the program. One company shared that the externship program is a “great opportunity to influence how future students are educated through collaboration, communication, and partnership.”

The five-day externship program consists of a one-hour orientation, three days on-site with a business during the summer, and a two hour-hour program celebration on August 2.

Thank you to the following chamber investors and other area employers for participating in this year’s program:

Austin Community College Interpreter Services

American Institute for Research



Austin Business Journal

Austin Marriott North

Austin Opera

Baylor Scott and White Health

Better Business Bureau

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Chisholm Trail Financial Group

Cirkiel & Associates

City of Round Rock Communications & Marketing Department

City of Round Rock Planning and Development Services

City of Round Rock Police Department

City of Round Rock Utilities and Environmental Services Department

Community Impact Newspaper

Congressman Carter’s Office

Datum Engineers

Dell Medical Center

Down Home Ranch

Emerson Automation Solutions

Giocosa Foster Care and Adoption Services

Hot Dog Marketing

Hyde Park Theatre

IBM Design Group

ICU Medical



Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center

Laguna Gloria/The Contemporary Austin

Laurelyn Arterbury, Leander ISD

Microsoft Store

MWM Design

O’Connell Robertson

Penfold Theatre

Ranger Excavating

Refugee Services of Texas

Round Rock Express

Round Rock Leader

Round Rock Serving Center

Southwestern University Women’s Soccer

St. Edward’s University


State Representative Talarico’s Office

State Senator Schwertner’s Office

Sunset Canyon Pottery

TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

Typhoon Texas


UT Austin – Football Media and Equipment Operations

UT Austin – Women in Engineering

We Are Blood

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Wurzel Builders LTD