Mrs. Donna Austin is a sixth and seventh grade English teacher at Nowata Middle School. This year will mark two years teaching in Nowata. She has been a teacher, part-time or full-time for sixteen years, teaching in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and now Oklahoma.
Mrs. Austin was born in Louisiana, she is 43 years old. She has lived and traveled all over the Untied States. Austin graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology and Lamar University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a minor in math. Mrs. Austin and her family moved to Bartlesville four years ago. Her husband works for Phillips 66 in Bartlesville. They live in Bartlesville with their 15 year old daughter, Alyssa, and their son, James who is 14. The Austin’s have two cats, Junks and Elliot. In Mrs. Austin’s spare time, she loves to work in her garden with her herbs and flowers. She is a dedicated reader and has done some writing as well.
“Our principle is incredible. I have never been made to feel more welcome in any new place in my life, and her leadership would get a gold star. She gives you the freedom to teach your teaching style and always has your back. She allows, if not encourages, you to be you in your classroom. I feel like everyone here is family. It’s an insanely talented, positive, hilarious bunch that have the interest of the students at heart. The students here keep life interesting. They make me laugh, cry, and grind my teeth all in one day. They have big hearts full of kindness and compassion. My hope is to bring a little light to their futures,” Mrs. Austin states about her career at Nowata.
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