T.A. Brown Elementary School

Instructional/Curriculum Specialists


My name is Christine Flores and I am the Bilingual Reading Specialist at T.A. Brown Elementary School. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY, but have lived in Texas for most of my adult life. As Austin is my home; so is T.A. Brown.

I have worked at T.A. Brown for the past 19 years and through the years have worked closely with the T.A. Brown community, teachers, and students in the area of literacy.  I am currently working with small groups of students from 2nd grade through 5th grade. I concentrate on helping the students become stronger readers by teaching phonics, building their vocabulary, increasing their reading fluency, and helping them to comprehend what they are reading.  

I love working with the students and watching them become independent readers. I enjoy working at T.A. Brown and sharing my passion for reading with the students and helping them to become life-long readers and learners. 

Please let me know how I can help you as you support the reading of your children.

Christine Flores  
Bilingual Reading Specialist                                                                                              
T.A Brown Elementary School                                                                                        


Hello!  I am Suzanne Konkel and I moved to Austin from California in July 2019 to be closer to my daughter, who is also a teacher in Austin, and my grandchildren.  When I am not working with students I enjoy family gatherings, hiking, biking, reading, tennis, and enjoying the great food in Austin. 
It has been my calling to lead and teach students in one way or another my entire adult life.  As a piano teacher, historical docent, missionary in México and para educator in special education I have dedicated my life to touching the lives of my students by fostering their enjoyment of learning and bolstering their academic skills so they can be successful in the classroom and beyond.
This year I am excited to be an Instructional Specialist at TA Brown, working with students to strengthen their reading and math skills, helping teachers meet the needs of their students, and gathering and interpreting data to guide our instruction on campus.  
I love making a difference in the lives of our students at TA Brown.  Should your child need any support, please let me know.  I am here to help.  
Suzanne Konkel, M.Ed 
Instructional Specialist
(512) 414-2047 (front office)