About Mrs. Austin




Hello, my name is Amanda Austin.  I am very excited to be starting a new year in the  Desoto School District as the kindergarten through eighth grade Junior High TAP, Vineland and Athena Discovery teacher. This is my 18th year teaching.  I taught fifth grade for nine years (two of those at Sunrise and  seven at Grandview), four years as the gifted teacher at Grandview, and now this is my fifth year at Desoto as the gifted teacher.  I graduated from Central Methodist College in 2000 with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  I have also received my Missouri Gifted Certification through University of Missouri Columbia. I am currently working on my Master's Degree in Elementary Administration through Missouri Baptist University.  I graduated from Hillsboro High School and currently live in Farmington.  I have been married to my husband  Brian for 20 years now, and we have a terrific 19 year old son named Bailey that is attending Central Methodist University.  We have a grey cat named Church and an orange kitten named Muenster.  In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, read, and shop.  Our favorite vacation spot is Florida (especially Walt
Disney World and Panama City).