Austin Chandler, Fab Lab Administrator
Mr. Chandler is an educational leader that joins Highland Prep in his 9th year in education. What started out as a career teaching 8th grade science and coaching high school basketball quickly grew into an opportunity to lead. Mr. Chandler has spent time as an assistant principal at Taylor Middle School for 3 years and later at College Station High School for 2 years. Throughout these leadership experiences, Mr. Chandler has concentrated his efforts on building meaningful relationships with his teachers, students, and community in an effort to encourage the pursuit of excellence. Mr. Chandler joins our team with a diverse educational and professional background that will prove valuable in the procurement of equipment and design of the new Highland Prep Fab Lab opening in Surprise, Fall of 2022. Mr. Chandler holds his Arizona State Principal Certification with an educational background that includes a Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Texas, a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from The University of Texas at Arlington, and an Associates degree from Wyoming Technical Institute in Business Management, High Performance Engines, and Chassis Fabrication. In light of Mr. Chandler’s background, it is only fitting that he will oversee Highland Prep’s new Engineering Design and Development Capstone Course beginning August, 2022.