Christian Austin

English Teacher

Christian earned a Bachelors degree in English Literature in 2007 and a Masters degree in Education in 2010. He began teaching in the public sector in 2009 at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Shelburne Falls. There he taught literature and writing as well as coached tennis for six years. Christian grew up outside Rochester in western New York. He was a tennis player in both high school and college. During his undergraduate years at Elmira College, inspired by the writings of Mark Twain, Christian travelled the country by train, working as a travel journalist. More recently he has kept busy teaching at UMASS Amhersts College of Education and serving as a mentor for Masters teaching candidates. Christian enjoys music, reading, and time spent outdoors with his wife Elizabeth.