Hello! My name is Jana Austin. I have been teaching for 12 years. I started my teaching career in the Troup County School System at Hillcrest Elementary in 2009 as a fifth grade teacher. After working in elementary school for 6 years, I worked as a faculty member in the Education Department at LaGrange College working closely with future educators. I served as the Director of Field Experiences and taught in the Elementary Education undergraduate program. Although I loved working in higher education, I missed being in the public school so I decided to return to Troup County Schools. This is my 2nd year at Gardner Newman Middle School, and I am excited and honored to be this year's Interventionist! I love providing support to our students and teachers, and I am looking forward to a great school year with my Mustang Family!