Hi everyone, my name is Austin Curtin. I’m very excited to be joining the Cherry Hill School community and teaching 1st Grade! I grew up near Cleveland, OH and attended John Carroll University for my undergraduate and graduate education. I just finished my Master’s of Education program with a yearlong internship in a 1st grade classroom, as well as earning my K-5 teaching license. I also taught for a year in an alternative school for at-risk students in 7th-10th grade. I have also been a tutor for several years. My undergraduate degree is in Business Management, which has given me a lot of great professional experiences. I speak Italian, Spanish, and Greek, and I am always learning other languages (especially those of my students)! I love reading and learning, and I want to awaken that passion in each one of my students. Teaching is the best job in the world because I can directly impact lives and help equip our future world changers. I look forward to meeting and working with you all and starting an amazing year!