has a passion for excellence in
Phyllis Austin has been in the education field for over 20
Phyllis Austin grew up in Chicago, Illinois where she graduated
from Lindblom Technical High School. She earned her B.S. degree
from Howard University in 1986. After graduating from Howard
University, she worked for several companies as a Microbiologist
and Chemist. Out of a need for Science teachers, she began
teaching in Chicago Public Schools.
In 1993, Phyllis Austin relocated to Chamblee, Georgia outside
of Atlanta. In Georgia, Ms. Austin taught science in the Dekalb
County School System and Atlanta Public Schools. In 1998,
Phyllis Austin earned her M.Ed. from Georgia State University.
She earned her Administrative endorsement in 2002 from the State
University of West Georgia.
In 2003, Phyllis Austin was asked to serve as an administrator
for an Atlanta Area Alternative School. She recalls it as an
eye-opening experience, realizing the epidemic of a lack of
quality parenting skills, values, morals, wisdom, and knowledge,
which causes the hindrance of children from succeeding in school
and in life. As she states, “…this constant and consistent
behavior had me asking GOD, ‘How do you want me to help these
children?’ God would answer, ‘Love and see only love.’ ”
In 2001, Ms. Austin founded In My Shoes, Inc - The National
Parent Education Center, a non-profit community educational
organization that serves, supports, and educates parents on
education. Phyllis Austin’s organization helps parents and
students to resolve educational concerns and to achieve success.
In 2003, she authored Daily Affirmations for the Students.
As a follow up, Ms. Austin wrote the book entitled, 'Parents,
the Power Behind Your Child’s Success.’ It is the only book that
teaches parents how to nurture and develop the wholeness of
their child through education, spiritual guidance, and involved
parenting. As one review states, ‘Finally, a person who dares to
put education and spiritual guidance in the same book.’
In 2008, she wrote ‘From Parent to POWER', which replaces the
book Parents, the Power behind Your Child’s Success, and
continues to be the only book that teaches parents how to
nurture and develop the wholeness of their child through
education, spiritual guidance, and involved parenting.
In January 2007, Phyllis Austin founded Parents the Power, LLC.
The objective of the organization is to show parents how to put
into action effective parenting skills.
The goal of Parents the Power, LLC., is to decrease conflict in
the home and create peace and an environment in the home that
allows children to thrive and parents to prosper in their
relationships with their children.
Released in August 2011,'God has not forgotten You' is Ms.
Austin’s latest book. Ms. Austin States, "Here’s something you
need to know. I decided to write this book as a manual for my
children. It was during my children’s teenage and young adult
years, I found myself repeating, reemphasizing and readdressing
lessons over and over again. Asking, “Don’t they get it? Why
would they want to learn it the hard way, through personal
suffering, the school of hard knocks?” At that moment, I said,
“I am going to just write a book, hand it to them and tell them
to refer to the lesson(s).”
Therefore, in times of discomfort, know that you were made in
the image and likeness of God. Know that God has blessed you.
Know that you have the Power to create and know that God, our
God, your God, has not forgotten you." There is a workbook that
accompanies the book.
Phyllis Austin has two children.