Mr. Ryan DeAustin - Assistant PrincipalAssistant Principal

Welcome to Mountain Trail Middle School! The 2018-19 school year will be my first at MTMS, and I feel fortunate and excited to be the assistant principal at such a fine school. I look forward to working with all members of the Mountain Trail community to ensure that our students feel safe, known, and cared for. Our staff is committed to developing relationships that promote and foster the academic, social, and emotional well being of all our students. Please, join us in making this a special year.

I have two boys: Samuel (nine) and Nicholas (six), and they will have a baby sister, Olive, in October. As my boys would say, this year is going to be epic. My wife, Lidia, and I met in 2005 in Costa Rica where I was teaching.  I was smitten, we were married in Granada, Nicaragua in 2008, and moved to Phoenix in July of 2011. I taught 8th grade English at Shea Middle School for six years and was the Attendance Dean at Paradise Valley High School last year. The whole family is excited to be Coyotes!

I recognize the unique challenges of being an educator in 2018. The pace with which our world is changing can be daunting, but, I for one, take comfort in the potential of young people and the power of education. When we give young people a voice and the tools to adapt, learn, and grow academically and personally, their potential is unlimited. Thank you for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing you on campus.