STEAM instructor at JJ Jones Intermediate School. Claire attended The University of North Carolina Asheville as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in psychology and a K-6 teaching licensure. Prior to teaching STEAM at Jones, Claire taught fourth grade for three years and fifth grade math and science for eight years. Her husband, Dustin, is the HS Science Instructional Coach for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Claire and Dustin have two children, Parker and Mitchell. In addition to spending time with her family and their new puppy, her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, gardening, and traveling. Claire loves being part of Mount Airy City Schools and teaching STEAM at Jones!
Career and Technology teacher at Mount Airy Middle School. Austin attended school at Surry Community College, where he obtained his Associate in Arts. Austin is currently finishing my bachelor's degree in Career & Technical Ed (Engineer & Design) through Appalachian State. He is in charge of the First Lego team at the Middle School. He has been an assistant football and baseball coach at the high school and assisted basketball at the middle school for eight years. Hobbies include spending time with family, working out at Crossfit Ridzo, and building lego sets with my nephew Kohen. Austin excited to be a part of the STEAM program to see what students are capable of and what depths their creativity can go to involving technology.