New Teachers on the Block – Jeffrey Austin


Matigan Kobiskie

Jeffrey Austin is the new building trades teacher at AHS.

How long have you been teaching? 

This is my second year of teaching 

What made you want to become a teacher? 

I enjoy helping students learn skills that will help them if they go into a skilled trade such as carpentry or cabinetmaking. Even for the students who don’t have plans to work in those areas, it is a really great skill to have. 

What brought you to AHS? 

I have be doing construction since graduating high school and the opportunity to teach it in Abilene was something I really hoped to do someday. The timing for the job opening here was perfect.  

What do you hope you can bring to the AHS classroom? 

I hope to bring a lot of experiences that I have gotten from my military service and my jobs since graduating high school.