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Leslie Austin



  • Teacher: Science, Teacher: High School 


Leslie Austin has had the position of MSP Science Coach for over eight years here in Alliance City Schools. Previous to that she taught high school science for 26 years. Additonally, in the past she has been an item writer for the PLAN science test. The school system is finishing the third and final year of an Ohio MSP grant administered through the Ohio Department of Education. This grant focuses on providing professional development for math and science teachers in the distrcit. The college partner is Mount Union College, Alliance Ohio. The goal is to raise student achievement through improved content knowledge of teachers. Leslie is the Co-PI of this grant titled Alliance Investigates Math and Science (AIMS). At the end of the 2009-2010 school year when the grant is finished Leslie will retire as science coach with more than 33 years in education.

She is married to another science teacher and has two children, a son who is an attorney. He and his wife just had a daughter ( first grandchild) and a daughter in college.