Mr. R. Gerald Austin is a native Washingtonian and educator with over 20 years experience working with children, youth and families in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Austin's experience ranges from elementary teacher, special education coordinator, assistant principal and principal with the District of Columbia Public Schools. Mr. Austin has received numerous awards during his tenure with the District of Columbia Public Schools as well as extensive training as a Transformational Principal. Mr. Austin is also an Ordained Elder at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church which is located in the Ward 5 Community. Mr. Austin is a product of the District of Columbia Public Schools where he attended Rabaut Junior High School and Howard Dilworth Woodson Senior High School.
Mr. Austin is a graduate of Trinity University with a Master of Science in Education Administration and Supervision; Masters of Science in Special Education from George Mason University; Masters of Divinity from Howard University and a Bachelors of Arts in Communications. Mr. Austin has a proven track record of developing and implementing programs and curriculum activities with special focus on promoting educational goals. Mr. Austin has extensive experience in organizing administrative support systems with the view to enable effective operations. Mr. Austin's goal is to ensure a school culture that encourages continuous improvements for students, teachers and community and provide a world-class rigorous instructional program for students.