ED311 is dedicated to providing relevant, timely, comprehensive, and cost-effective professional development resources for educators and school administrators in the areas of school law, restorative practices, special education, ethics, bullying, school technology, and more.
In 2018, ED311 merged with our sister company the Texas School Administrators’ Legal Digest to become jointly known as ED311. The goal of the merger and rebranding was to reflect our broader mission to serve educators with a variety of resources on all topics related to education.
ED311 is a DBA of Park Place Publications, a Texas Limited Partnership owned by Ted Siff and Ambrose Austin. We have been based in Austin, TX since 2005.
Chief Operating Officer & Co-owner
Ambrose Austin has been with ED311 since 2010. Feel free to contact him with any questions you might have. Ambrose has a Masters in Legal Studies from Texas State University and a BA from The New School in New York. He’s a generalist rather than a specialist and likes to take on projects where he can learn new skills. He’s a big fan of reading, but lately has been listening to way too many podcasts. Ambrose built this and the other company websites using WordPress and has also built sites for Shoal Creek Conservancy, The Gay Wax Museum, and Erica Nix Photography. Ambrose lives in East Austin with his partner, Natalie, and an assortment of animals.
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Jennifer Childress is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law. She is the author of The Texas Legal Handbook on Student Bullying, and is also co-author to many of ED311’s school law charts and handbooks. Jennifer edited the Legal Digest Newsletter for over 10 years and programs the speakers and topics for our conferences and workshops. She is also an associate of Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle P.C. where she defends school districts in litigation matters involving employment, constitutional, and civil rights issues.
Danielle King has been with ED311 and Legal Digest since 2014 and is happy to assist you with payments or registrations. She has a B.S. degree in both Mathematics and Hydrology and she is currently working towards CPA certification. She enjoys working with numbers, growing plants, reading historical fiction, and hiking the greenbelt. She has been a volunteer with the non-profit Inside Books Project since 2010 where she currently serves as Treasurer.She loves to travel but is also always happy to return to her home in East Austin where she lives with her partner, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and hundreds of plants.
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Andrea Payne is a graduate of UT Austin, and she joins ED311 after a long career as an English teacher in AISD. She now brings her experience from the trenches of public education to help the ED311 team meet the needs of school districts across Texas. She loves to write fiction when she has the time, but she especially enjoys just hanging with her family. She lives in South Austin with her husband and son, a grumpy cat, and a darling dog.