**Change is on the horizon! We want to wish Ms. Caldwell the very best as she moves on to other focuses in her art career and appreciate the short but wonderful time she spent with our students.
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Lisa Hicks on board, who will join our PTA art teacher veteran Mrs. Scott. We know they will make a great team! Mrs. Hicks has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from South Alabama with a focus in ceramics and painting. She also has a background in childcare, specifically on art in the classroom. As a parent, Mrs. Hicks has already been part of the Mary B. Austin family for six years now and is excited to join the teaching side and be hands-on in the classroom. Please welcome Mrs. Hicks when you see her!
The PTA is excited to welcome Laura Scott back to her second year of teaching art at Mary B. Austin Elementary! Mrs. Scott comes from an education background and has been an avid art maker her whole life. She is an Austin parent and co-owner of New Hand Signs. She is thrilled to have Ms. Caldwell join her this year as they work in tandem to offer weekly art lessons to every student at every grade level throughout the year. Welcome back, Mrs. Scott!