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Where We Serve: Austin


Austin is one of the most coveted ACE sites. It’s the live music capital of the world and home to the world’s largest bat colony. It’s deep in the heart of Texas and a vintage college town where there’s always something to do, from book festivals to film festivals and even rowing on the Colorado River. For those who love the outdoors, fabulous routes along the river are available for biking, running, and leisurely strolls. With all of these draws, it is no surprise that Austin has a history of retaining ACE teachers beyond their two years and even welcoming teachers from other communities post-ACE!

  • Lauren Smith
  • Corey Gayheart
  • Claire Rudden
  • Lauren Smith  | ACE 27

    3rd Grade Teacher at St. Louis

    Economics with minor in Computing and Digital Technologies, Notre Dame

    Originally from Newport Beach, CA

  • Corey Gayheart  | ACE 26

    Integrated 5th-6th Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher at St. Louis

  • Claire Rudden  | ACE 27

    MS Math Teacher at St. Austin

    B.A. in Psychology and Statistics, Notre Dame

    Originally from Herndon, VA

  • Lauren Smith
  • Corey Gayheart
  • Claire Rudden

Schools We Serve

ACE teachers serve at the following schools: