Susan Austin - Chief Counsel

  • Chief Counsel, Susan Austin Susan Findeiss Austin has served as Chief Counsel for Ysleta ISD since 2016, providing in-house legal services and coordinating with outside counsel. Ms. Austin is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and the University of Houston Law Center. Previously as a partner with Kemp Smith, LLC in El Paso, she specialized in business bankruptcy law. Active in the El Paso community both professionally and as a volunteer for El Paso Community College, the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless, the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region, and as a representative on El Paso City Council, Ms. Austin is grateful for leadership development through the Junior League of El Paso, Leadership El Paso, Leadership Texas, and Paso del Norte Health Foundation Realize Executive Leadership.

    Contact Information

    Susan F. Austin
    Chief Counsel
    Ysleta Independent School District
    9600 Sims Drive
    El Paso, TX 79925
    Phone: 915-434-0230 E-mail:

    General Counsel to the Board of Trustees

    S. Anthony Safi
    Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxon & Galatzan, PC
    100 N. Stanton, Suite 1000
    El Paso, TX 79901
    Phone: 915-2000 ext. 542 Email: