Michelle Austin

Sharon McCallie-Steller
August 8, 2019
Micah E. Weiss
December 8, 2017

Michelle Austin

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Michelle Austin

School Nurse

Michelle and her husband reside on 22 acres in the local area where they live as sustainably as possible while learning new skills along the way. They have gardens, keep bees, and hopefully will be milking a few goats by next summer for fresh milk and chevre.

Michelle spent many family gatherings talking with her Aunt Pat, who was a nurse her entire life. Instead of discussing medications or disease processes, they talked about how to “take care of people”, the whole person, including emotions and family dynamics. Nursing is so much more than giving medications and taking blood pressures. Her Aunt was a mentor until she died in the Spring of 2020 of CoVid-19.

What do you love most about Oliverian?
Oliverian meets students where they are at and helps them find their place in the world.

What motivates you to work with kids?
Sometimes kids’ simple, straightforward questions inspire you to think outside your comfort zone. The best answer is not always the easiest answer!