Please join us in congratulating Carrie Austin for 15 years of consecutive service at ADM!

Carrie was born in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Adel, Iowa in 4th grade. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a K-8 Reading Endorsement.

Carrie is currently a Literacy Interventionist at Meadow View Elementary and is starting her 22nd year in education. Beyond teaching in ADM CSD, she has experience teaching 1st grade, 3rd grade, Reading Recovery, and serving as a Reading Interventionist in Missouri.

Carrie chose ADM because she graduated from ADM in 1996. When her daughter was nearing school age, Carrie wanted to get back to the town and community that shaped her as a child. She was confident that ADM would provide her with all she would need to be successful. When asked why she chose to stay at ADM, Carrie shared, “I’ve chosen to stay at ADM because of the dedicated teams of teachers and many friendships I have formed while working with some of the best professionals around. I have been fortunate to work alongside people who share my drive and passion for leading students to success.”

Carrie wanted to be a teacher and she knew it from an early age. There were a handful of teachers whose energy and excitement for learning and life ignited a passion for teaching within her. Carrie loves pouring into others and this job allows her to impact the lives of so many students. It is her hope that every student who walks into her room will know that they are valued, celebrated and supported. She hopes that her energy and care drives them to dream BIG and reach for their goals!

When asked what she loves about her current role, Carrie shared, “I love having the ability to work with students and staff in multiple grade levels. This role allows me to peek into the world of each grade and challenges me to stay up to date with best practices to support students in multiple grade levels.” In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, lifting weights, running, and spending time on her boat at the lake.

Please help us thank Carrie for her support and service to the ADM community.

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