Meet the Teacher

Phone: (256) 233-6613


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in Secondary Education, Athens State University

Austen Dorning


My name is Austen Dorning, and I teach Mass Media. I am excited about beginning my first year of teaching at Athens High School. As an AHS alumni, there is no place else that I would rather be doing this. Though I was born in South Carolina, I was raised in Athens and am currently raising a family of my own here. My educational background and the framework of my class are both rooted within the English Language Arts. If I'm not teaching, you can find me spending time with my wife (Laura) and daughter (Clara), chasing after our Bassett Hound (Tubbs), reading, traveling, and enjoying music. I'm looking forward to a great year at AHS!