Meet Mrs. Austin

Austin Lori



                 Mrs. Lori Austin was born in Muskegon, Michigan and was baptized at St. Mark Lutheran Church where her father was pastor.  After growing up on the west side of the state, Lori earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1980 and married her husband Jon that same year.  Lori taught 4th grade at Mt. Olive Lutheran School in San Antonio, TX before taking 15 years off to raise three children – two daughters now in college and a son in high school.  She enjoys reading, gardening and the beach! The Austin family joined Our Shepherd in 1992 and Lori has been delighted to teach the three year old preschool class since 2000.  Reach Mrs. Austin at


Our Wonderful Aides!

While I may plan and prepare our daily lessons, I rely on some expert assistance in carrying them out!  This help comes to me in the very capable and loving hands of Mrs. Cindy Vieregge and Mrs. Carrie Louis-Ferdinand.  Between the two of them, these awesome ladies have had five boys and two girls in our preschool program over the years!  :-)  You and your children will come to love them as much as I do!