School Email Address: kandice.render@henry.k12.ga.us; school phone #770-507-5407 x60112      
    Student Support Facilitator - #IBelieveInARMS
    Welcome to Austin Road Middle School. I am so pleased to have the opportunity to share in this educational journey with your child(ren), and I am excited about the new adventures we will embark on this school year. I would like to give you a little background information about myself. I have three children. My oldest is a certified phlebotomist, married and new mother to twin boys, my son graduated from high school and is pursuing a career in the trucking industry, and my youngest is in 8th grade and loves to play vollyball. I graduated from Mercer University in December 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Special Education, completed my Master's at Capella University in Special Education with a specialization in Learning Disabilities December 2016, and graduated from Mercer University with my specialist degree in Teacher Leadership. I hold certifications for teaching exceptional students in K-12th and ESOL students. I previously worked half a school year as an Interrelated teacher for Kindergarten and third-grade students before finding my way to Stockbridge Elementary. I was the Emotional Behavior self-contained classroom teacher (K-3) and co-teacher for 1st-3rd grade students. I then embarked on a new journey of co-teaching middle school students with exceptional needs in ELA, and now the Student Support Facilitator at Austin Road Middle School. Although I started out in corporate America, I found my way to the most promising career I could ever have in life.....TEACHING!