Ms. Austin   

Contact Info:

Email:  patricia.austin@plainwellschools.org

Phone:  269.685.9554  Ext 1543

I've been on staff at Plainwell High School for sixteen years and I love working here!

Currently, I am the department chair for the special education team, a member of the district and building level leadership teams, the coordinator for the high school level Response To Intervention (RTI) program, the coordinator for special testing, and the case manager for all students with non-medical 504 plans and a couple of students with Individualized Education Plans. And yes, I also teach!

My role at the high school includes providing in-class and behind the scenes support for general education teachers in the English department as well as assisting students with academics and executive functioning skills in a resource room setting. In non-covid seasons, I've enjoyed team teaching with members of the English department in grade levels 9-12. And I have a special heart for our At-Risk population of students who often requires some specialized support in order to experience success.

In spite of the challenges of 2020, I'm looking forward to another wonderful year!