Jeffrey Austin is a Humanities teacher, the Writing Center director, and the ELA Department Chair at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also serves as the Secondary Schools Representative for the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) and as the Midwest Regional Representative for the Secondary Schools Writing Center Association (SSWCA). He is also a proud member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the East Central Writing Centers Association (ECWCA).
Jeffrey was given the Commendable Teacher Award in 2016 by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, and he was one of seven teachers in the State of Michigan named to the new Innovative Educator Corps (IEC) in 2018 for his work closing achievement and opportunity gaps as director of the Skyline Writing Center. The Writing Center was awarded the 2015 Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Exemplary Educational Endeavor Award and the 2015 Michigan Association of School Boards Educational Excellence Award.
To learn more about Jeffrey, visit the “About Jeffrey” page, to see his recent professional presentations see the “Jeffrey’s Presentations” page, and to see his thoughts about literacy practice and pedagogies in the secondary classroom, visit “Jeffrey’s Blog.”