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Deidre Austen

Deidre Austen (MD '04)

Magnet Coordinator and STEM Resource Teacher

Lutherville Laboratory for Science, Mathematics and Communications
Lutherville, MD

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 4

At the time of the Award, Deidre Austen was:

Teacher
Lutherville Laboratory for Science, Mathematics and Communications
Lutherville, MD

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 4


Biographical Information

Fourth-grade teacher Deidre Austen creates engaging learning activities for students with unique needs at Lutherville Laboratory for Science, Mathematics and Communications in Lutherville. Mrs. Austen facilitates a gifted reading program within her classroom. She utilizes a manipulative program called Hands on Equations to teach students how to interpret, balance and solve algebraic equations, and a writing program called Framing Your Thoughts to emphasize visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile strategies in grammar. A regular participant in the National Science Teachers Association conferences, Mrs. Austen recently co-presented a session at the Magnet Schools of America National Conference on strategies for using school grounds to enhance student learning. Mrs. Austen is a member of the school's Site Based Decision team, the magnet committee, and with a colleague, has begun the school's first environmental club.



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