Jeffrey Austin is currently a consultant in Michigan, working with districts, schools, teachers, students, and communities to make literacy actionable, humanizing, and liberatory. Before becoming a consultant, Jeffrey spent 16 years in various roles, including instructional coach, writing center director, ELA department chair, and middle school and high school ELA and Social Studies teacher.
Jeffrey was presented 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 and his students’ work with the youth-driven 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.”