Shannon Austin - Reading Specialist



Subject or Grade: K-6 District Reading Specialist
Room: 203

Welcome to Power Reading! 

In Power Reading we will work to build and strengthen foundational reading skills.  The class is designed to provide the student with a greater opportunity to actively participate in reading with an emphasis on fostering independence and confidence.


About Me

I have been teaching for Gilbert Public Schools for 23 years. During that time, I have taught first and second grades and also been a reading coach. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Political Science, I spent 14 years as an at-home mom. Later, I received teacher certification through Ottawa University and a M.Ed from Northern Arizona University.  I am married and have 3 grown children as well as 6 grandchildren.