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Mrs. Austin

I am so excited to begin my sixth year at Cherokee Bend and my first year in second grade! This is an amazing place, and I absolutely love spending my days with the incredible staff and extraordinary students at CBS!

I am originally from Huntsville, Alabama. I lived for a while in Texas and then in Colorado. But, I felt the pull of Home Sweet Home and settled back in Alabama about 15 years ago. My husband and I have one daughter, Shelby, who just started medical school at VCOM in Auburn. Most of my family is divided between Huntsville and Florida, and I love to spend as much time as possible with them. I have a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado, an Education Specialist degree in elementary education from UAB, and I am a National Board Certified Teacher. I have taught fifth grade as well as middle school English over the course of my career. I thoroughly enjoy the unique perspective and experiences that intermediate-age students bring to their learning. 

I am looking forward to a wonderful new year!