Phyllis has a passion for excellence in
has been in the education field for over 20
Phyllis 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 relocated to Georgia outside
of Atlanta. In Georgia, Phyllis taught science in the Dekalb
County School System and Atlanta Public Schools. In 1998,
Phyllis earned her M.Ed. from Georgia State University.
She earned her Administrative endorsement in 2002 from the State
University of West Georgia.
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.
Later that year, Phyllis 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 2004, under Spiritual guidance, the writing of Phyllis' first
book began, '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.’
The first and last chapters, Alpha and Omega, are about LOVE.
In January 2007, Phyllis 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.
In 2008, she wrote ‘From Parent to POWER', which
replaces the book Parents, the Power behind Your Child’s
In August 2011,'God has not forgotten You' was released.
Phyllis 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).” However, it was only after a
meeting with a teenager telling me her story about not being
acknowledged by her Earthly father did Spirit give me the task
to write God's book.
In 2013, Spirit
revealed the Seven Spritiual Principles of Parenting and their
presentation in the Household DNA Pyramid to Phyllis.
Phyllis' latest book 'Permission To Be Great' , which
includes Household DNA, was
released in April 2017. As Phyllis states,
"The process of writing this book took me to an amazing elevated
level of Spiritual submissiveness and openness, where I was so
entranced in a cocoon of enlightenment and wisdom transforming
me to Greatness and ascending my soul. Choosing to listen to
Spirit has transformed my life into a peace and purpose of
amazing Greatness. Adhering to the power within to transform our
life is a humbling experience."
Phyllis has two children.