-B.A. in Liberal Studies from Alaska Pacific University
-M.A. in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University
-With The Meridian School since 2013
Austin is originally from Alaska, where he became interested in education teaching adult ESL classes, and as a substitute for K-12 within the Anchorage School District. In Washington, he has coordinated after-school programs for Sylvester Middle School in Burien, and in 2013 he joined the Meridian community as a member of our Summer Quest program. He has also served the extended day program, as a student aide, and as a First Grade Associate Faculty and Lead Faculty. Austin values creativity and compassion and believes they are essential components of learning environments. He is a clay artist, a soccer player, and a lover of wild places and outdoor recreation.