St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

Mr. Terry Austen, Math


Mechanical Engineering Degree with Mathematics Minor - Calvin College 2005

Mathematics Degree with Physics Minor - GVSU 2009

Secondary Certification for Mathematics and Physics - GVSU 2014


Worked as an engineer at Gentex Corp. for three years after graduating from Calvin College. I left Gentex in July '08 to pursue teaching high school Math. I received my teaching certification through GVSU in 2014.  I have been teaching at St. Pats since 2009.

I also serve as the Quizbowl coach (2010 - present), the Class of 2018 Advisor, as well as a SALT team Advisor (2014 - present).

 "What I enjoy most about St. Pat's is that Catholicism is engrained throughout the whole school - not just in religion class. I enjoy being an intimate participant in that, as well as living out the school's mission statement. I also am a huge fan of the small class sizes to enable a significant amount of 1-on-1 interaction."

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